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The British Origins Of Nuclear Strategy 1945-1955.

Author: Ian Clark; Nicholas J Wheeler
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the shift from a 'countervalue' to a damage limitation targeting posture, the assessment of the Soviet threat, the impact of the Korean War, the Global Strategy Paper of 1952, the decision to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Clark; Nicholas J Wheeler
ISBN: 0198275412 9780198275411
OCLC Number: 463994971
Description: 271 s
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Britain's strategic legacy; Atomic decisions and threat assessment; British origins of nuclear deterrence 1945-6; The doctrine of damage limitation 1946-9; Operational planning and Anglo-American strategic co-ordination 1945-50; Korea and Anglo-American nuclear strategy 1950-2; The global strategy paper and the United States `New Look'; Mass destruction, nuclear war-fighting and delivery systems 1953-5; The hydrogen bomb anddeterrence in concert 1954-5; Conclusion

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'This book constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of the shifts in British strategic thinking during a decade when the foundations of Britain's nuclear force were laid.'Richard J. Read more...

 
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