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The Resource Australia and the bomb, Christine M. Leah, (electronic book)

Australia and the bomb, Christine M. Leah, (electronic book)

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Australia and the bomb
Title
Australia and the bomb
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Christine M. Leah
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is a historical and strategic analysis of the nuclear dimension of the US alliance with Australia, Australia's relationship with nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and US extended nuclear deterrence.
  • 'Why did Australia pursue nuclear weapons, then give up the chase? And what lessons can we learn from this little known story to better understand current nuclear dynamics, particularly in East Asia? Exploiting a variety of declassified documents, Leah provides compelling answers to these important questions. Australia and the Bomb should become the standard work on the how and why of Australia's nuclear decision-making and why it matters today.' - Francis J. Gavin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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Leah, Christine M
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Right up until 1973, Australia made serious efforts to acquire nuclear weapon and the bomb, but it gave up these attempts once the Asia-Pacific became more stable. We are once again at a critical juncture in the Asia-Pacific, with major powers once again jockeying for power. Nuclear strategy, extended deterrence, and proliferation have risen to the top of the policy agenda in the region, generating sharp debate even in Australia. The historical origins of the Asian nuclear landscape have profound consequences for contemporary policy regarding the causes and consequences of US extended deterrence and proliferation by allies. Based on new archival material from the Australian National Archives and interviews with former and current senior defense officials
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Australia and the bomb, Christine M. Leah, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2014
Contents
1. Introduction: Australia and Nuclear Strategy 2. Almost Oblivious to END, 1945-1957 3. An Emerging Appreciation of END, 1957-1968 4. 'Acceptance' of U.S. END, 1968-1973 5. 'Reliance' on U.S. END, 1973-1990 6. After the Cold War: END Thinking Remains Unchanged, 1990-Present 7. Conclusions: Conceptual Themes 8. Strategic and Policy Implications for the Future
Control code
9781137477392
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137477392
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Australia and the bomb, Christine M. Leah, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2014
Contents
1. Introduction: Australia and Nuclear Strategy 2. Almost Oblivious to END, 1945-1957 3. An Emerging Appreciation of END, 1957-1968 4. 'Acceptance' of U.S. END, 1968-1973 5. 'Reliance' on U.S. END, 1973-1990 6. After the Cold War: END Thinking Remains Unchanged, 1990-Present 7. Conclusions: Conceptual Themes 8. Strategic and Policy Implications for the Future
Control code
9781137477392
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137477392
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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