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U.S. nuclear history, 1969-1976 weapons, arms control, and war plans in an age of strategic parity

Title
U.S. nuclear history, 1969-1976 [electronic resource] : weapons, arms control, and war plans in an age of strategic parity.
Publication
Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest LLC, 2016-
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on online resource, viewed July 8, 2016.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
"Chronologically following the Archive's earlier ProQuest publication, U.S. Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955--1968, this set documents nuclear weapons policies during the presidential administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. With the deployment of multiple independently targetable delivery vehicles (MIRVs) and the initiation of strategic arms control talks, this was a significant period in the history of the nuclear age and essential for understanding the developments of subsequent years. The nuclear competition was a source of East-West friction during the post-World War II era, and important to the way the tensions developed. It was also an element that made the tensions highly dangerous, as policymakers during the Nixon and Ford administrations recognized. To help researchers better understand this period, documents in this collection illuminate decision-making at the White House and the Defense Department, policy inputs from the State Department and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), as well as strategic intelligence analyses and reporting provided to the decision-makers. Moreover, the 2,291 documents in this collection provide invaluable information on the missile and bomber deployments that embodied the devastating threats that were the bases of Cold War deterrence and the war plans that were designed to make good on those threats." -- Introduction.
Variant and related titles
United States nuclear history, 1969-1976
Digital national security archive.
Format
Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 19, 2017
Genre/Form
History.
Sources.
Also listed under
National Security Archive (U.S.)
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