Nuclear Command and Control in NATO

Nuclear Weapons Operations and the Strategy of Flexible Response

  • Shaun R. Gregory

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


For more than forty years NATO premised its defence on credible nuclear deterrence. Underwriting this deterrence was NATO's strategy and the nuclear weapons and command and control systems intended to make the strategy an operational reality. This book examines NATO's attempts between 1952 and 1990 to achieve the political and military control of nuclear weapons operations in a multinational organisation. By using case-studies of US, British, French and NATO nuclear weapons operations and empirical evidence from Cold War crises it provides an analysis of NATO's experience and offers insights for the present day.


Cold War crisis decision-making French NATO organization strategy war weapons

Authors and affiliations

  • Shaun R. Gregory
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  1. 1.Department of Peace StudiesUniversity of BradfordUK

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