By Matthew Jones
Volume I of The authentic historical past of the united kingdom Strategic Nuclear Deterrent offers an authoritative and in-depth exam of the British government’s strategic nuclear coverage from 1945 to 1964.
Written with complete entry to the united kingdom documentary checklist, this volume examines how British governments after 1945 attempted to construct after which preserve an self reliant, nationally managed strategic nuclear capability, and the debates this provoked in reliable circles. opposed to a heritage of evolving British principles approximately deterrence in the course of the chilly struggle, it specializes in the strategic, political and diplomatic concerns that pressured governments, within the face of ever-increasing pressures at the defence finances, to persist of their efforts to strengthen nuclear guns and to installation a reputable nuclear strength, because the age of the manned bomber gave solution to the ballistic missile. specific recognition is given to controversies over the component to the defence price range dedicated to the deterrent programme, the results of the recovery of Anglo-American nuclear collaboration after 1958, expanding reliance at the usa for nuclear supply structures, the negotiations that resulted in the Nassau contract of 1962 and the availability of Polaris, and discussions in the Western Alliance over the keep an eye on of nuclear forces. by the point of the October 1964 election, while this quantity concludes, past dismissal of the customers for profitable ballistic missile defence have been giving approach to transforming into doubts over the long term effectiveness of the Polaris method in its function as an self sustaining deterrent, numerous years prior to it used to be as a result of input provider with the Royal army.
This publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of British politics, chilly battle historical past, nuclear proliferation and foreign relations.
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