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The Resource Duncan Sandys and British Nuclear Policy-Making, (electronic resource)

Duncan Sandys and British Nuclear Policy-Making, (electronic resource)

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Duncan Sandys and British Nuclear Policy-Making
Title
Duncan Sandys and British Nuclear Policy-Making
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers new perspectives on British nuclear policy-making at the height of the Cold War, arguing that the decisions taken by the British government during the 1950s and 1960s in pursuit of its nuclear ambitions cannot be properly understood without close reference to Duncan Sandys, and in particular the policy preferences that emerged from his experiences of the Second World War and his efforts leading Britain's campaign against the V-1 and V-2. Immersing himself in this campaign against unmanned weaponry, Sandys came to see ballistic missiles as the only guarantor of nuclear credibility in the post-war world, placing them at the centre of his strategic thinking and developing a sincerely-held and logically-consistent belief system which he carried with him through a succession of ministerial roles, allowing him to exert a previously undocumented level of influence on the nature of Britain's nuclear capabilities and its approach to the Cold War. This book shows the profound influence Sandys' personal belief system had on Britain's attempts to acquire a credible nuclear deterrent
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EBLCP
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Betts, Lewis
Dewey number
900
Index
no index present
LC call number
D1-DX301
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Military history
  • World politics
  • Great Britain
  • Politics and war
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Duncan Sandys and British Nuclear Policy-Making, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Nuclear Belief Systems; The Role of the Individual; Chapter Outline; Notes; Chapter 2: The Intellectual Foundations of Sandys' Belief System; Duncan Sandys at War; Sandys' Version of History; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3: The Ministry of Supply and the Radical Review: 1953-1954; In Opposition; The Radical Review; The Sandys Doctrine; Reaction; The Second Phase; Reaction; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4: The 1957 Defence White Paper; The Political and Strategic Context; The Drafting Process; New Strategic Priorities
  • The Unmanned Weapons ThreatThe White Paper; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 5: The Struggle over the Nuclear Delivery System: 1957-1960; The Political and Strategic Context: Disarmament and Anglo-American Relations; Thor and the Independent Nuclear Capability; Sandys and Nuclear Independence; The Move to Polaris; The Admiralty and Setting the Agenda; The Conflict with Blue Streak; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6: Blue Streak; Policy Implementation in the Aftermath of the 1957 White Paper; The 1958 White Paper and the First Period of Doubt; Sandys' Final White Paper
  • The Nuclear Deterrent Study Group and  Emerging AlternativesThe End of Blue Streak; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Unpublished Primary Sources; Published Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Essays and Articles; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137585462
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR961453350
  • ocn961453350
Label
Duncan Sandys and British Nuclear Policy-Making, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Nuclear Belief Systems; The Role of the Individual; Chapter Outline; Notes; Chapter 2: The Intellectual Foundations of Sandys' Belief System; Duncan Sandys at War; Sandys' Version of History; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3: The Ministry of Supply and the Radical Review: 1953-1954; In Opposition; The Radical Review; The Sandys Doctrine; Reaction; The Second Phase; Reaction; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4: The 1957 Defence White Paper; The Political and Strategic Context; The Drafting Process; New Strategic Priorities
  • The Unmanned Weapons ThreatThe White Paper; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 5: The Struggle over the Nuclear Delivery System: 1957-1960; The Political and Strategic Context: Disarmament and Anglo-American Relations; Thor and the Independent Nuclear Capability; Sandys and Nuclear Independence; The Move to Polaris; The Admiralty and Setting the Agenda; The Conflict with Blue Streak; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6: Blue Streak; Policy Implementation in the Aftermath of the 1957 White Paper; The 1958 White Paper and the First Period of Doubt; Sandys' Final White Paper
  • The Nuclear Deterrent Study Group and  Emerging AlternativesThe End of Blue Streak; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Unpublished Primary Sources; Published Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Essays and Articles; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137585462
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR961453350
  • ocn961453350

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