Facing Down the Soviet Union

Britain, the USA, NATO and Nuclear Weapons, 1976–1983

  • Kristan Stoddart

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About this book


Facing Down the Soviet Union reveals for the first time the historic deliberations regarding the Chevaline upgrade to Britain's Polaris force, the decisions to procure the Trident C-4 and then D-5 system from the Americans in 1980 and 1982. It also details the decision to base Ground Launched Cruise Missiles in the UK in 1983.


Britain government NATO Soviet Union Thatcher Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Kristan Stoddart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsAberystwyth UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49443-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44033-4
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