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

1st Edition

Len Scott, Dr Stephen Robert Twigge, Stephen Twigge

Routledge
Published April 27, 2015
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ISBN 9781138002302 - CAT# Y163649
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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Summary

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.

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