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John Foster Dulles' Nuclear Schizophrenia

Neal Rosendorf

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

John Foster Dulles’ thinking over the issue of nuclear weapons was inconsistent. He registered strong disapproval on moral grounds of the atomic bombing of Japan and warned of the dangerous precedent ... More


Nuclear Capabilities

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

in Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467495
eISBN:
9780199087112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses possible innovations India could undertake in nuclear doctrine and capabilities to complement an army-centric strategy, a precision-strike strategy, or a covert operations ... More


Reformer and Strategist?

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In the third chapter I discuss Taylor’s leadership of the army (1955-1959) and his opposition to massive retaliation. Taylor attempted to reform the army by installing new combat divisions for the ... More


British Thinking about Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Simon J. Moody

in Imagining Nuclear War in the British Army, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846994
eISBN:
9780191881954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846994.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Chapter 1 examines how British policy-makers viewed the arrival of tactical nuclear weapons, employing as a vehicle in the 1950s debate on the relative merits of the opposing strategic theories of ... More


The New Look and “Atoms for Peace”

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/9780804758079.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter concentrates on one great speech, “Atoms for Peace.” The so-called New Look in the U.S. approach to the world was determined by new economic, political, geopolitical, and military ... More


India’s Operational Nuclear Policy: The Gap between Theory, Practice, and Credibility

Gaurav Kampani

in India's Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199451623
eISBN:
9780199085248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451623.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that India’s conventional and nuclear war approaches are decoupled from one another. They are also contradictory and incompatible. Whereas the first proposes an offensive war of ... More


Conventional Forces and Tactical Nuclear Weapons in NATO Strategy

Simon J. Moody

in Imagining Nuclear War in the British Army, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846994
eISBN:
9780191881954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846994.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Chapter 2 analyses how the British deterrence habit of mind manifested in a preference for a ‘pure-deterrence’ strategy for NATO. NATO’s forums were a market for strategic ideas, and competing ... More


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