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To Kill a Nation

Edward Kaplan

in To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the interaction of national policy under the Eisenhower administration with the new nuclear reality, in plans for nuclear war and through real world crises. During the 1950s, ... More


A Crisis Abroad and a CNO's Departure

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On 27 July 1953, after more than three years of fighting, an armistice was finally signed in Korea. The end of the Korean conflict, however, did not mean an end to foreign policy crises for the ... More


The President and the Bomb, 1956–1960

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates the ironies of apocalypse management as they were apparent in President Dwight Eisenhower's approach to nuclear weapons, which would be at the center of national security ... More


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