NATO, Britain, France and the FRG

Nuclear Strategies and Forces for Europe, 1949–2000

  • Beatrice Heuser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-256

About this book


Containing the histories (from 1945 to the present) of the nuclear strategies of NATO, Britain and France, and of the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), this book shows how strategies were functions of a perceived Soviet threat and an American 'nuclear guarantee'. There were three options for West Europeans: a compromise with differing American needs in NATO, pursued by Britain and the FRG; national nuclear forces, developed by Britain and France; and projects for an independent European nuclear force.


Europe Germany NATO

Authors and affiliations

  • Beatrice Heuser
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  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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