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Living with peril : Eisenhower, Kennedy, and nuclear weapons

Author: Andreas Wenger
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living with Peril explains in detail how the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations adapted to the reality of a Soviet nuclear force capable of destroying the United States and against which there was no effective defense. Wenger illuminates the development, implementation, and evolution of U.S. government policies designed to avoid war and to respond to the vulnerability of nuclear destruction. Drawing from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wenger, Andreas.
Living with peril.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997
(DLC) 97002430
(OCoLC)36246022
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Wenger
ISBN: 0585114188 9780585114187
OCLC Number: 44953990
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 461 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The integration of nuclear weapons into American national security policy --
The impact of the strategic nuclear balance on policy --
The impact of the thermonuclear revolution on policy --
The nuclearization of NATO: a delicate balance --
Eisenhower's approach: buying time with tactical nuclear weapons --
Into the missile age: does relative strength matter? --
Eisenhower, nuclear weapons, and policy at the end of the 1950s --
Kennedy's approach: a strategy of multiple options --
The Berlin crisis: example of self-deterrence or successful manipulation of risk? --
Nuclear politics--symbols and signals: how political considerations affected military strategy, planning, and budgets --
The Cuban missile crisis: the impact of the nuclear danger on policy --
The détente of 1963: lessons of the Cuban missile crisis.
Responsibility: Andreas Wenger.

Abstract:

Living with Peril explains in detail how the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations adapted to the reality of a Soviet nuclear force capable of destroying the United States and against which there was no effective defense. Wenger illuminates the development, implementation, and evolution of U.S. government policies designed to avoid war and to respond to the vulnerability of nuclear destruction. Drawing from a wealth of sources, Wenger provides an insightful and original perspective on the origins of Cold War nuclear diplomacy.

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During the presidential administrations of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy the United States slipped from a position of massive nuclear superiority over the Soviet Union to one of perceived Read more...

 
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