Avoiding Armageddon: Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-1963

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UBC Press, 25 giu 2002 - 224 pagine
!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN" meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see www.w3.org" Drawing on previously classified government records, Richter reveals that Canadian defence officials independently came to strategic understandings of the most critical issues of the nuclear age regarding the use of force in resolving disputes. Canadian appreciation of deterrence, arms control, and strategic stability differed conceptually from the US models. Similarly, Canadian thinking on the controversial issues of air defence and the domestic acquisition of nuclear weapons was primarily influenced by decidedly Canadian interests. This book illustrates Canada's considerable latitude for independent defence thinking while providing key historical information that helps make sense of the contemporary Canadian defence debate.
 

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The Defence and Security Environment 19459
14
Canadas Air Defence Debate
37
Canadian Views on Nuclear Weapons and Related Issues of Strategy
59
The Canadian Debate on the Acquisition of Nuclear Weapons
80
Canadian Conceptual Understanding of Arms Control
105
Links between Canadian Strategic Thinking and Defence Policy
130
Conclusion
146
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Andrew Richter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Windsor.

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