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Nuclear Diplomacy and the Special Relationship: Britain's Deterrent and America, 1957–1962

Ian Clark


The full and fascinating inside story of Anglo-American nuclear relations from 1957 to 1962 is told for the first time in this book. This period saw the creation of a close and exclusive relationship of nuclear collaboration between Britain and the United States, with an agreement on atomic co-operation, the establishment of the facilities for US nuclear submarines in the UK, and the sale of US missiles, including Thor and Polaris for the British strategic submarine force. This book's analysis of newly declassified official documents reveals that, while special, the Anglo-American nuclear part ... More

Keywords: Anglo-American nuclear relations, nuclear collaboration, Thor, Polaris, Harold Macmillan, NATO, Skybolt crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198273707
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273707.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Clark, author
University of Cambridge
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