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Losing an Empire and Finding a Role

Britain, the USA, NATO and Nuclear Weapons, 1964–70


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About this book


This book sheds fresh light on developments in British nuclear weapons policy between October 1964, when the Labour Party came back into power under Harold Wilson following a thirteen year absence, and June 1970 when the Conservative government of Edward Heath was elected.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsAberystwyth UniversityUK

About the authors

KRISTAN STODDART is a research assistant at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a member of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, University of Southampton.

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'Making sense of the interwoven strategic, poltical, diplomatic, and technical strands of Britain's nuclear policy in the late 1960s is a daunting task, but Stoddart has done it.' - Recommended by Choice