The Resource Theater nuclear weapons and the NATO strategy of flexible response, J. Michael Legge

Theater nuclear weapons and the NATO strategy of flexible response, J. Michael Legge

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Theater nuclear weapons and the NATO strategy of flexible response
Title
Theater nuclear weapons and the NATO strategy of flexible response
Statement of responsibility
J. Michael Legge
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Language
eng
Summary
After more than a decade of comparatively little public interest in matters of nuclear strategy, the last few years have seen a resurgence of concern about the policy of nuclear deterrence that the North Atlantic Alliance has followed since the early 1950s. In Europe in particular, this concern has centered on the role of theater nuclear weapons in NATO strategy. This report briefly examines the way in which that strategy evolved from the foundation of the Alliance in 1949 to the formal adoption of the current "flexible response" strategy in 1967, with particular reference to the role of theater nuclear weapons. It then traces the development within the NATO Nuclear Planning Group of the more detailed doctrine concerning the role of theater nuclear weapons within the overall strategy, which led inter alia to the decision taken by NATO in 1979 to modernize the long-term component of the theater nuclear forces. The report examines the main arguments that have been advanced against the current flexible response strategy, and considers the merits of various alternative strategies. The report finally considers ways in which the Alliance's theater nuclear stockpile might be adapted to meet the political and strategic needs of the 1980s
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Legge, J. Michael
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • UA646.3
  • AS36
LC item number
  • .L354 1983
  • .R35 v. 2964
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rand Corporation
  • Ford Foundation
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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NATO
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Strategy
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Strategy
  • Flexible response
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Theater nuclear weapons and the NATO strategy of flexible response, J. Michael Legge
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Publication
Note
  • "R-2964-FF."
  • "April 1983."
  • "Supported by a grant from The Ford Foundation."
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 89-93
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 93 pages
Isbn
9780833004758
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(pbk.)
Lccn
82025178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000949746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09154750
  • (OCoLC)ocm09154750
Label
Theater nuclear weapons and the NATO strategy of flexible response, J. Michael Legge
Publication
Note
  • "R-2964-FF."
  • "April 1983."
  • "Supported by a grant from The Ford Foundation."
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 89-93
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 93 pages
Isbn
9780833004758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
82025178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000949746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09154750
  • (OCoLC)ocm09154750

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