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Author Gregory, Shaun.

Title Nuclear command and control in NATO : nuclear weapons operations and the strategy of flexible response / Shaun R. Gregory.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  355.430091821 GREG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 251 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245) and index.
Contents 1. Political Control of Nuclear Weapons in NATO -- 2. Nuclear Command and Control in NATO -- 3. US Nuclear Command and Control in NATO -- 4. Command and Control of British Nuclear Weapons -- 5. French Nuclear Command and Control -- 6. Political Decision-Making in Crisis and War.
Summary For more than forty years NATO premised its defence on credible nuclear deterrence. Underwriting this deterrence was NATO's strategy and the nuclear weapons and command and control systems intended to make the strategy an operational reality. This book examines NATO's attempts between 1952 and 1990 to achieve the political and military control of nuclear weapons operations in a multinational organisation. By using case-studies of US, British, French and NATO nuclear weapons operations and empirical evidence from Cold War crises it provides an analysis of NATO's experience and offers insights for the present day.
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Communication systems.
Command and control systems.
Nuclear crisis stability.
ISBN 0333646975 (cloth)
0312129149 (cloth)