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Author Walker, John R.

Title British nuclear weapons and the Test Ban 1954-1973 : Britain, the United States, weapons policies and nuclear testing : tensions and contradictions
Published Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2010
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Description 1 online resource (407 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Chronology of UK Nuclear Tests; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Early Pressures: 19541958; 3 1958: A Decisive Year; 4 The Testing Moratorium; 5 Diplomatic Pressures; 6 Test-Ban Treaty Verification; 7 The End of the Testing Moratorium 1961; 8 The UK and the Partial Test-Ban Treaty; 9 UK Testing and Future Plans 19631965; 10 UK CTBT Policy 19651973; 11 A Static UK Nuclear Weapon Development Programme; 12 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary Focusing on a key twenty year period, this study explores Britain's role in efforts to bring about a nuclear test ban treaty between 1954 and 1973. Taking a broadly chronological approach, it examines the nature of defence planning, Anglo-American relationships, the efficacy of British diplomacy and UK contributions to arms control and disarmament. The appraisal of the relationship between the requirements and developments of the UK nuclear weapons programme against the countervailing international and domestic pressures for a test ban treaty will be of interest to anyone studying post-war Bri
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (1963 August 5) -- History
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (1963 August 5)
Nuclear arms control -- Great Britain -- History
Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Law and legislation -- History
Diplomatic relations.
Nuclear arms control.
Nuclear weapons -- Government policy.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Law and legislation.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409411125