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Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Shane J. Maddock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After World War II, an atomic hierarchy emerged in the noncommunist world. Washington was at the top, followed over time by its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and then Israel, with ... More


A Treaty to Castrate the Impotent: Codifying Nuclear Apartheid, 1965–1970

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.13
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines why Lyndon B. Johnson succeeded in concluding the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968. It notes that Moscow and Washington had concluded that nonproliferation enhanced ... More


The Legacy of Nuclear Apartheid

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.14
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter tracks the persistence of nuclear apartheid from 1970 to 2008. It explains that the Nonproliferation Treaty's passage seemed a harbinger of a safer world, one wherein the nuclear threat ... More


The President in the Gray Flannel Suit: Conformity, Technological Utopianism, Nonproliferation, 1953–1956

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.8
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces Eisenhower's nonproliferation policy and the evolution of nuclear apartheid. It observes that the president had grown frustrated with his advisers' resistance to a nuclear test ... More


Seeking a Silver Bullet : Nonproliferation, the Test Ban, Nuclear Sharing, 1957–1960

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.9
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter reviews Eisenhower's nonproliferation policy and studies the evolution of nuclear apartheid. It observes that during these years, a clear distinction was being made between Western ... More


The Ideal Number of Nuclear Weapons States Is One: Nuclear Nonproliferation the uest for American Atomic Supremacy

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.5
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter surveys major themes and key elements in the evolution of nuclear apartheid. It observes that the primary tenets that some states could be trusted with nuclear weapons and some could not ... More


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