Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965

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INDEX
Acheson, Dean G., 18; A-bomb political use, 38; A-bomb, no veto on U.S. use, 35; atomic weapons authority, 19; Berlin crisis ( 1961), 164; Berlin scheme, 153; Bowie Report, 142; consultations with British, 30; Cuban crisis outcome, 215; Cuban missiles air strike option, 190; ExCom meetings withdrawal, 194; Flexible Response, 145; Formosa, 66; Jupiters for Turkey, 172; Kennedy administration leaders, 149; Korea atomic bomb use, 41; limited war policy in Korea, 24, 32-34; National Press Club speech ( January 1950), 23; NATO nuclear decision-making, 227; nuclear weapons and NATO strategy, 143; vital interests, 3; West Point speech ( December 1962), 217
Adenauer, Konrad, 90; ABC weapons, 97, 180; British sell-out of Berlin, 123; NATO nuclear stockpile, 99; naval counterblockade response over Berlin, 173; nuclear decision- making authority for NATO, 142; nuclear war fear, 116
AEC (Atomic Energy Commission), 5
AFSWP (Armed Forces Special Weapons Project), 8, 28
Alphand, Hervé, 178
Anderson, George W., 165; AAA fire in Cuba, 187, blockade operation argument with McNamara, 204
Anderson, Orville A., 29
Anderson, Rudolph Jr., 210
Armstrong, Dewitt; graduated escalation plan for Berlin, 151
Aron, Raymond, 175
Atoms for Peace, 50, 52
Attlee, Clement R., 12; advocates withdrawal from Korea, 33; British right of consultation, 32, 34; fear of war, 10
Ausland, John C., 181
Balance of payments: American troop withdrawals from Europe, 227; British conventional force deployment cost, 156, 164; U.S. problem, 156, 179, 226
Ball, George: Cuban missile-Jupiter trade, 211; French hegemony in Europe, 225, MLF negotiations, 225; NATO's value to U.S., 211; U.S. veto over MLF, 217; Vietnam morass, 235
Ballistic Missiles: alert forces during Cuban crisis, 204; Minuteman, 141; missile gap exploded, 131; Soviet, 85, 92, 93, 112, 122, 124, 128, 141, 158; Soviet ICBM defect, 93; strategic balance (fall 1962), 185; U.S., 82, 87-89, 94,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Military Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • 1 - Sayonara Sanity? 1
  • 2 - War Scare 7
  • 3 - The Soviets Draw an Ace 17
  • 4 - Strategic Error 23
  • 5 - First Forbearance 31
  • 6 - The Cart Before the Horse 44
  • 7 - French Chestnuts in the Fire 55
  • 8 - The President Vacillates 66
  • 9 - Muscling Up 78
  • 10 - Sword of Damocles 95
  • 11 - The Last Sideshow 102
  • 12 - The Autobahn to Armageddon 109
  • 13 - Cocked Gun 121
  • 14 - Amateur Hour 138
  • 15 - Harebrained Schemes 151
  • 16 - Muddling Through 163
  • 17 - Multilateral Folly 171
  • 18 - High Noon 185
  • 19 - Two Bluffs 201
  • 20 - Best-Laid Plans 216
  • 21 - Strategic Incompetence 230
  • 22 - Unplayable Card? 243
  • Notes 253
  • Index 301
  • About the Author 313
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