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Facing down the Soviet Union : Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983

Author: Kristan Stoddart
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scope and content: "Facing Down the Soviet Union reveals for the first time the historic deliberations regarding the Chevaline upgrade to Britain's Polaris force, the decisions to procure the Trident C-4 and then D-5 system from the Americans in 1980 and 1982. It also details the highly controversial decision to base Ground Launched Cruise Missiles in the UK in 1983. Chevaline was one of the most expensive and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristan Stoddart
ISBN: 9781137440310 1137440317
OCLC Number: 900698250
Description: xii, 323 pages
Contents: 1. The British Labour Government and the Development of Chevaline, 1976-1979 --
2. The Callaghan Government and Polaris Replacement 1976-1979 : The Duff-Mason Report --
3. Britain, the US and NATO LRTNF Modernisation, 1976-1979 --
4. "Gone Bananas" : The Conservative Government and Chevaline, 1979-1983 --
5. Mrs. Thatcher and the Trident C-4 Decision --
6. Follow-on Negotiations for Trident C-4 --
7. Mrs. Thatcher, MISC 7 and the Trident II D-5 Decision --
8. Creating the "Seamless Robe of Deterrence" : Great Britain's Role in NATO's INF Debate --
Conclusion
Responsibility: by Kristan Stoddart (lecturer at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK)

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