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Title:
Planning Armageddon : Britain, the United States and the command of Western nuclear forces 1945-1964
Author:
Twigge, Stephen Robert, 1962-
Publication Information:
Amsterdam : Harwood Academic, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 374 pages; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9789058230065
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Book

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Planning Armageddonprovides 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 Armageddonpresents 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.