Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy, 1945-1964

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Index
Admiralty, seeRoyal Navy
Acheson, Dean115, 120
advocacy coalitions 17-18, 211, 238, 252
in British defence policy 96-7
transatlantic 341, 380
in US defence policy 79
Allison, Graham:
on formation of British strategy 11, 379
and bureaucratic politics 10, 14-15
Ambassadors Agreement 119
ambiguity:
and belief systems 16
and deterrence 4-6, 49-50, 205, 272, 358, 378, 389
in Global Strategy Paper ( 1950) 106-7
in Global Strategy Paper ( 1952) 139-40, 145, 165, 204
in Global Strategy Paper ( 1954) 204
and pre-emption 93, 376
and Skybolt 291
in targeting policy 89-90, 364
US bases in UK118, 121
see alsoAttlee-Truman Understandings; Churchill- Truman Understandings; 'special relationship'
Anderson committee 57
Anglo-American atomic cooperation 70-6, 86-7, 128-9, 141, 154, 160, 162-4, 235-8, 367
Anglo-American defence relations 68-74, 114-18, 124, 127, 188, 219
and Blue Streak 235, 252
and Churchill, Winston127
and European Common Market 357
and European defence 156
and Global Strategy Paper ( 1950) 104, 123
and Korean war 99, 115-16
and Labour government 127
and Middle East 136, 154
and Spaatz-Tedder agreement 69
and targeting 258-60, 304-6, 312, 355, 358, 366
and US Naval nuclear project 236
and US war plans 72-4, 113-14, 129-30, 141, 161
see alsoAnglo-American atomic cooperation; dependence; deterrence in concert; independence; interdependence; US bases in Britain
Army:
and global role 215-16
and Lloyd Directive 211-16
and MC48: 195
and national service 217
and nuclear role 170-1
and Paris agreement 193
atomic bomb:
view of Brodie 50, 386
as conventional bomb 37, 50, 158
impact of 30, 36, 160, 386-8
and international control 37-43
nature of 36-7
and Tizard report 46
Attlee, Clement:
on A-bomb 36-7, 138
and British continental commitment 80
on British nuclear deterrent 55
and Korea 115
and Middle East 63
on pre-emption 94
and Soviet Union41-3
and Truman38
Attlee-Truman Understandings 121, 255
Australia:
and British nuclear testing 162
Baldwin, Stanley:
on strategic bombing 28

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