Nixon Administration and the Making of U.S. Nuclear Strategy

Nixon Administration and the Making of U.S. Nuclear Strategy

by Terry Terriff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801430828

ISBN-13: 9780801430824

Pub. Date: 06/01/1995

Publisher: Cornell University Press

In 1974 Richard Nixon's defense secretary, James Schlesinger, announced that the United States would change its nuclear targeting policy from "assured destruction" to "limited nuclear options." In this account of the Schlesinger Doctrine based on newly declassified documents and extensive interviews with key actors, Terry Terriff challenges the Nixon administration's

Overview

In 1974 Richard Nixon's defense secretary, James Schlesinger, announced that the United States would change its nuclear targeting policy from "assured destruction" to "limited nuclear options." In this account of the Schlesinger Doctrine based on newly declassified documents and extensive interviews with key actors, Terry Terriff challenges the Nixon administration's official explanation of why and how this policy innovation occurred.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801430824
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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