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The End of Victory : Prevailing in the Thermonuclear Age

Title
The End of Victory : Prevailing in the Thermonuclear Age / Edward Kaplan.
ISBN
9781501766145
9781501766121
9781501766138
Publication
Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, [2022]
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2022
Copyright Notice Date
©[2022]
Physical Description
1 online resource (280 pages).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on print version record.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
"The End of Victory tells the history of the enigmatic Net Evaluation Subcommittee of the National Security Council. The NESC studied the gravest potential failure of American strategy in the 1950s and '60s: a surprise Soviet nuclear attack. Its annual reports and specialized studies quantified the risks that Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy faced in a decade rife with crises, from Berlin to Cuba. The detailed work of the NESC, whose very existence was secret until the mid-1980s, has only been available to researchers in any detail since 2014. Kaplan's is the first study of the NESC as a body, documenting its value to Cold War history and strategy"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2022.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 19, 2023
Contents
Origins
Victory
Victory's Twilight
Prevailing in the Space Age
Finding the Optimum-Mix
From Forcible Action to Coercion
Testing Controlled Response
War Termination and NESC's End.
Genre/Form
History.
Also listed under
Project Muse. distributor
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