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

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

Stephen Twigge

Published February 1st 2000
ISBN : 9789058230065
Hardcover
384 pages
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Planning Armageddon provides the first detailed account of Britains Command, Control, Intelligence and Communications infrastructure. A central theme of the book is the British-American atomic relationship and its implications for NATO strategy.MorePlanning Armageddon provides the first detailed account of Britains 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.