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The sword and the shield : Britain, America, NATO, and nuclear weapons, 1970-1976

Author: Kristan Stoddart
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Nuclear weapons and international security since 1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Sword and the Shield reveals for the first time declassified discussions that took place between the British, French and US governments for nuclear cooperation in the early to mid-1970s. In doing so, it sets the scene for the top secret upgrade to Britain's Polaris force, codenamed Chevaline, and how this could have brought down Harold Wilson's Labour government of 1974-1976. It also analyses the evolution of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristan Stoddart
ISBN: 9780230300934 0230300936
OCLC Number: 870285634
Description: xx, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Heath government, France, and the not so special relationship, 1970-1974 --
The 'special nuclear relationship' under Heath, 1970-1974 --
Britain, NATO's evolving military doctrine, and its nuclear planning group : the balance between the sword and the shield, 1970-1974 --
National strategy and multilateral priorities : British 'tactical' nuclear operations, 1970-1974 --
The last Wilson governments and strategic nuclear deterrence, 1974-1975 --
Nuclear testing and the practicalities of moving Chevaline to completion, 1974-1976 --
Britain, America, and NATO modernization, 1974-1976 --
Tactical nuclear weapons, operational employment, and conventional defense, 1974-1976.
Series Title: Nuclear weapons and international security since 1945.
Other Titles: Britain, America, NATO, and nuclear weapons, 1970-1976
Responsibility: Kristan Stoddart.
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Kristan Stoddart reveals for the first time discussions that took place between the British, French and US governments for nuclear cooperation in the early to mid 1970s. In doing so it sets the scene  Read more...

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