Planning Armageddon: Britain,the United States and the Command of Western Nuclear Forces 1945-1964 / Edition 1

Planning Armageddon: Britain,the United States and the Command of Western Nuclear Forces 1945-1964 / Edition 1

by Len Scott, Dr Stephen Robert Twigge, Stephen Twigge
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9058230066

ISBN-13: 9789058230065

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Planning Armageddon provides the first detailed account of Britain's Command, Control, Intelligence and Communications infrastructure. A central theme of the book is the British-American atomic relationship and its implications for NATO strategy. Based on the recollections of officials and military officers in both Britain and the United States and employing

Overview

Planning Armageddon provides the first detailed account of Britain's Command, Control, Intelligence and Communications infrastructure. A central theme of the book is the British-American atomic relationship and its implications for NATO strategy. Based on the recollections of officials and military officers in both Britain and the United States and employing recently declassified government documents, Planning Armageddon presents a systematic analysis of British involvement in nuclear planning from Hiroshima to the development of Polaris. At the same time, it provides an important examination of the operational weaknesses of the British nuclear deterrent and the potential hazards presented by unwarranted secrecy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789058230065
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Series, #8
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Atomic Bomb and the Command and Control of Western Nuclear Forces, 1945-1953
National Control, 1953-1964
Bilateral Control, 1953-1964
Alliance Control, 1953-1964
Defense Communications
Atomic Intelligence: Operations and Estimates, 1945-1964
Tactical Early Warning Intelligence
Conclusion

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