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The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy

  • Lawrence Freedman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. First and Second Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lawrence Freedman
      Pages 3-20
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  3. Towards a Policy of Deterrence

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      Pages 43-43
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  4. Limited War

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      Pages 87-87
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  5. Limited War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
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  6. The Strategy of Stable Conflict

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  7. From Counter-Force to Assured Destruction

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  8. The European Dimension

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      Pages 269-269
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  9. Retreat from Assured Destruction

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      Pages 315-315
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 465-566

About this book

Introduction

First published twenty years ago, Lawrence Freedman's Evolution of Nuclear Strategy was immediately acclaimed as the standard work on the history of attempts to cope militarily and politically with the terrible destructive power of nuclear weapons. It has now been rewritten, drawing on a wide range of new research, and updated to take account of the period following the end of the cold war, taking the story to contemporary arguments about missile defence.

Keywords

aggression Cold War conflict Defence Europe French German media race research strategy Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) war weapons work

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Freedman
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK

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