Containing uncertainty: options for British nuclear strategy

Heuser, B. (1993) Containing uncertainty: options for British nuclear strategy. Review of International Studies, 19(3), pp. 245-267. (doi:10.1017/S0260210500117425)

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Abstract

For NATO's first four decades the overwhelming threat to its members' security arose from the enormous military strength of the Soviet Union … the allies were unable to match the numerical levels of the Warsaw Pact's conventional armaments and manpower. This … underlined the key role of nuclear weapons in deterrence, ensuring that the cost of aggression was plainly too high for any attacker to contemplate.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heuser, Professor Donata Beatrice
Authors: Heuser, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Review of International Studies
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0260-2105
ISSN (Online):1469-9044

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