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Army, Empire, and Cold WarThe British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971$
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David French

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548231

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.001.0001

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The British Army of the Rhine's Doctrine for Nuclear War

The British Army of the Rhine's Doctrine for Nuclear War

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(p.198) 9 The British Army of the Rhine's Doctrine for Nuclear War
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Army, Empire, and Cold War
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David French

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0010

This chapter analyses the evolution of the army's doctrine for nuclear war fighting, from the moment when it first began to consider the possible impact of nuclear weapons on an army in the field in the late 1940s, to the point at which it had evolved a mature doctrine for such operations, in the late 1960s. It is a topic that has largely been ignored by historians of nuclear strategy, who have focused their attention on the adoption of the far more destructive strategic nuclear weapons. Such references as they have made to the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons have examined their impact on NATO's overall strategy, but little has been written about how the army considered they might be used, or the impact that their introduction had on how the army was configured and prepared for war.

Keywords:   NATO, BAOR, tactical nuclear weapons, nuclear war‐fighting doctrine, military exercises, Flexible Response

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