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The Nixon administration and the making of U.S. nuclear strategy, Terry Terriff

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The Nixon administration and the making of U.S. nuclear strategy
Title
The Nixon administration and the making of U.S. nuclear strategy
Statement of responsibility
Terry Terriff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1974 Richard Nixon's defense secretary, James Schlesinger, announced that the United States would change its nuclear targeting policy from "assured destruction" to "limited nuclear options." In the first account of the Schlesinger Doctrine to be based on newly declassified documents and extensive interviews with key actors, Terry Terriff challenges the Nixon administration's official explanation of why and how this policy innovation occurred. According to Terriff, Schlesinger himself argued that "assured destruction," which called for a massive retaliatory nuclear attack to destroy the Soviet Union, could lead to a devastating counterstrike against U.S. cities. The new strategy added a range of limited nuclear options in order to reduce the potential for counterattacks against non-military targets. Schlesinger also stressed that the policy change was necessary because, with the Soviets' achievement of nuclear parity, the American nuclear defense of Western Europe was no longer a credible deterrent. Terriff concludes that the new targeting policy was influenced by strategic concerns other than those Schlesinger publicly expressed and that it was further shaped by political, budgetary, and technological considerations. The author examines why policymakers believed that targeting practices needed to be revised, what they sought to achieve, and how they went about devising the new policy
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Terriff, Terry
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • United States
  • Armes nucléaires
  • Dissuasion (Stratégie)
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Military policy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Kernwapens
  • Militaire politiek
  • Atomstrategie
  • USA
  • Geschichte (1974)
  • USA
  • HISTORY / Military / Other
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
Label
The Nixon administration and the making of U.S. nuclear strategy, Terry Terriff
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Schlesinger Doctrine and Extended Deterrence -- 2. The Changing Strategic Environment -- 3. Disquiet with Assured Destruction -- 4. The National Strategic Targeting and Attack Policy Review Panel -- 5. Developing a Policy Consensus -- 6. The Politics of Strategic Nuclear Policy -- 7. Implementing the New Nuclear Targeting Guidance -- 8. Determinants of U.S. Nuclear Strategy -- Appendix: National Security Decision Memorandum 242
Control code
on1037272861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717598
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kr84n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037272861
Label
The Nixon administration and the making of U.S. nuclear strategy, Terry Terriff
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Schlesinger Doctrine and Extended Deterrence -- 2. The Changing Strategic Environment -- 3. Disquiet with Assured Destruction -- 4. The National Strategic Targeting and Attack Policy Review Panel -- 5. Developing a Policy Consensus -- 6. The Politics of Strategic Nuclear Policy -- 7. Implementing the New Nuclear Targeting Guidance -- 8. Determinants of U.S. Nuclear Strategy -- Appendix: National Security Decision Memorandum 242
Control code
on1037272861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717598
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kr84n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037272861

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