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The Resource Facing down the Soviet Union : Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983, Kristan Stoddart, Lecturer at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK

Facing down the Soviet Union : Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983, Kristan Stoddart, Lecturer at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK

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Facing down the Soviet Union : Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983
Title
Facing down the Soviet Union
Title remainder
Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983
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Kristan Stoddart, Lecturer at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK
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eng
Summary
"Facing Down the Soviet Union reveals for the first time the historic deliberations regarding the Chevaline upgrade to Britain's Polaris force, the decisions to procure the Trident C-4 and then D-5 system from the Americans in 1980 and 1982. It also details the highly controversial decision to base Ground Launched Cruise Missiles in the UK in 1983. Chevaline was one of the most expensive and technically difficult defence projects the British had yet undertaken. It took much of its rationale from intelligence assessments of Soviet anti-ballistic missiles which had planted doubts as to the effectiveness of Polaris as the UK's strategic deterrent. The Polaris-Chevaline system remained in service until it was gradually replaced with Trident in 1994. The first deal over Trident (the C-4 decision in 1980) was informed by the Chevaline experience and the penalties of a lack of commonality with the United States. The decision benefitted from a comprehensive study known as the Duff-Mason Report which was the key background document used by the Conservative government of Mrs. Thatcher in the purchase of C-4. The decision to opt for the increased striking power of Trident II D-5 was also driven by the penalties of time-limited commonality with the Americans. It remains operational with both the Royal Navy and United States Navy"--
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Stoddart, Kristan
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Fleet ballistic missile weapons systems
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Great Britain
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Facing down the Soviet Union : Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983, Kristan Stoddart, Lecturer at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. The British Labour Government and the Development of Chevaline, 1976-1979 -- 2. The Callaghan Government and Polaris Replacement 1976-1979 : The Duff-Mason Report -- 3. Britain, the US and NATO LRTNF Modernisation, 1976-1979 -- 4. "Gone Bananas" : The Conservative Government and Chevaline, 1979-1983 -- 5. Mrs. Thatcher and the Trident C-4 Decision -- 6. Follow-on Negotiations for Trident C-4 -- 7. Mrs. Thatcher, MISC 7 and the Trident II D-5 Decision -- 8. Creating the "Seamless Robe of Deterrence" : Great Britain's Role in NATO's INF Debate -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn881859230
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 323 p.
Isbn
9781137440310
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2014026289
Label
Facing down the Soviet Union : Britain, the USA, NATO and nuclear weapons, 1976-1983, Kristan Stoddart, Lecturer at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. The British Labour Government and the Development of Chevaline, 1976-1979 -- 2. The Callaghan Government and Polaris Replacement 1976-1979 : The Duff-Mason Report -- 3. Britain, the US and NATO LRTNF Modernisation, 1976-1979 -- 4. "Gone Bananas" : The Conservative Government and Chevaline, 1979-1983 -- 5. Mrs. Thatcher and the Trident C-4 Decision -- 6. Follow-on Negotiations for Trident C-4 -- 7. Mrs. Thatcher, MISC 7 and the Trident II D-5 Decision -- 8. Creating the "Seamless Robe of Deterrence" : Great Britain's Role in NATO's INF Debate -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn881859230
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 323 p.
Isbn
9781137440310
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2014026289

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