AUTHORClark, Ian
TITLENuclear Diplomacy and the Special Relationship: Britain’s Deterrent and America, 1957-1962
PUBLISHERClarendon Press
CITYOxford, England

This book presents the evolution of British nuclear strategy through the Anglo-American relationship. It underscores the interdependence of British and American nuclear development and deterrence, but also emphasizes the quest for British nuclear independence. British and American diplomacy, the effects of American policy on that of the United Kingdom, and the role of personalities—Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Harold Macmillan—are prominent topics in the book. Additionally, the book covers technological developments and weapons systems, such as Thor, Blue Steel, Skybolt, and submarine launched Polaris missiles. The author, Ian Clark, has written a number of books and articles about international relations.

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