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Hegemony and culture in the origins of NATO nuclear first-use, 1945-1955

Author: Andrew M Johnston; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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Johnston argues that the preemptive first use of nuclear weapons, long the foundation of American nuclear strategy, was not the carefully reasoned response to a growing Soviet conventional threat. Instead, it was part of a process of cultural "socialization," by which the United States reconstituted the previously nationalist strategic cultures of the European allies into a seamless western community directed by  Read more...
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Johnston, Andrew M., 1963-
Hegemony and culture in the origins of NATO nuclear first-use, 1945-1955.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(DLC) 2005045965
(OCoLC)58789131
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Johnston; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9781403976932 1403976937 128136777X 9781281367778 9781403970244 1403970246
OCLC Number: 123539985
Description: 1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Contents: The Persistence of Nuclear First-Use --
Culture, War, Empire --
The Persistence of the Old Regime: British, French and American Strategic Culture before 1949 --
Disembodied Military Planning: the Political-Economy of Conventional Strategy, 1949-1950 --
Mind the Gap: The Paper Divisions and Cardboard Wings of the Lisbon Force Goals, 1951-1952 --
Strategies of Peripheralism: France, Britain and the American New Look --
Two Cultures of Massive Retaliation: Neo-Isolationism and the Idealism of John Foster Dulles --
Hegemony Versus Multilateralism: Nuclear Sharing and NATO's Search for Cohesion --
"Our Plans May Not Be Purely Defensive": Leading NATO into the Nuclear Era --
Conclusion: What Does Culture Tell Us about NATO Nuclear Strategy that We Were Afraid to Ask?
Responsibility: Andrew M. Johnston.
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