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To Kill Nations : American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Author: Edward Kaplan
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edward Kaplan traces the evolution of American strategic airpower and preparation for nuclear war from the postwar era to the height of the Cold...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Kaplan
ISBN: 9780801452482 0801452481
OCLC Number: 884961879
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2015 Air Power History Best Book Award.
Description: viii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prevail --
Antecedents --
Declaration, action, and the air-atomic strategy --
Finding a place --
The fantastic compression of time --
To kill a nation --
Stalemate, finite deterrence, Polaris, and Stop-62 --
New sheriff in town --
End of an era --
Survive.
Responsibility: Edward Kaplan.
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