The Nuclear War on Terror

  • Lawrence FreedmanEmail author
  • Jeffrey Michaels


In 2001 George W. Bush succeeded Bill Clinton, who had defeated his father, as President of the United States. Like his father the new President Bush suddenly found his world transformed within months of taking office, although this time not in a good way. The transformation came on 11 September 2001 as a result of an extraordinary, audacious and painful attack on the Pentagon and the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, symbols of American military and economic power.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Defence StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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