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Britain, Germany, and Western Nuclear Strategy

Christoph Bluth


This book provides a comprehensive account of post war British and German policies towards nuclear weapons and how these interacted in the context of alliance strategy. The book gives a detailed account of major episodes in the evolution of the alliance and its doctrine — such as the MLF debate, the origins of flexible response, theatre modernisation programmes — and demonstrates how British and German interests impinged upon these episodes. On occasion, these interests converged; at others, they diverged and Britain and Germany took on the role of protagonists. In all this, one of the less we ... More

Keywords: post war, Britain, Germany, nuclear weapons, alliance strategy, MLF debate, flexible response, theatre modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Bluth, author
University of Reading