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Ambiguity and deterrence : British nuclear strategy, 1945-1964

Author: John Baylis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1995.
Series: Nuclear history program (Series), 4.
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This book focuses on the disagreements which existed in British political and military circles over nuclear strategy during the period from 1945 to 1964. Based on recently released documents, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baylis
ISBN: 0198280122 9780198280125
OCLC Number: 32700008
Notes: Chronology: p. [449]-460.
Description: xii, 495 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Development of a Deterrence Frame of Mind 1945-1947 --
2. Nuclear Planning in a Vacuum 1948-1949 --
3. Strategic Dilemmas 1950-1951 --
4. The 1952 Global Strategy Paper: Continuity and Change --
5. The Radical Review and Inter-service Rivalries 1953-1954 --
6. Thermonuclear Weapons and British Strategy 1954-1955 --
7. Eden and the Policy of Strategic Expediency 1955-1956 --
8. Independence and Interdependence 1957-1958 --
9. Technological Change and Strategic Uncertainty 1959-1962 --
10. The Impact of Nassau on British Nuclear Strategy 1963-1964 --
App. 1. The Influence of the Atomic Bomb on War (2 Sept. 1945) --
App. 2. Letter from Mr Attlee to President Truman, 25 September 1945 --
App. 3. Future Defence Policy: Report by the Chiefs of Staff (May 1947) --
App. 4. Chiefs of Staff Committee: Digest of Plan 'Speedway' (16 Dec. 1948) --
App. 5. Defence Policy and Global Strategy: Report by the Chiefs of Staff (7 June 1950) --
App. 6. Defence Policy and Global Strategy: Report by the Chiefs of Staff (17 June 1952) --
App. 7. Chiefs of Staff Committee/Air Defence Committee Working Party: The Trend of War (14 July 1954) --
App. 8. Chiefs of Staff Committee/Air Defence Committee Working Party: Future Air Defence of the United Kingdom 1960-1970 (23 July 1954) --
App. 9. Chiefs of Staff Committee/Joint Planning Staff: Long Term Defence Programme (4 Oct. 1955) --
App. 10. Defence: Outline of Future Policy (Apr. 1957). App. 11. Chiefs of Staff Committee: Co-ordination of Anglo/American Nuclear Strike Plans (5 June 1958) --
App. 12. Strategic Strike Planning by Bomber Command (5 Oct. 1962) --
App. 13. Chiefs of Staff Committee/Joint Planning Staff: US and UK Studies of the Use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons (15 Aug. 1963).
Series Title: Nuclear history program (Series), 4.
Responsibility: John Baylis.
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