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The strategy of total withholding

King, Geoffrey Peter.

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This paper describes and criticises official strategic doctrines and what is known of the nuclear weapon safety procedures of the two superpowers. In it Dr King draws attention to many disturbing problems of safety which arise with current and future levels of deployment of nuclear weapons. He then develops the thesis that, in the event of a nuclear onslaught from an enemy power, the United States ought seriously to consider the total withholding of any nuclear response, from the points of view...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKing, Geoffrey Peter.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:06:34Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:06:34Z
dc.date.copyright1971
dc.identifier.otherb1074732
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/114966
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes and criticises official strategic doctrines and what is known of the nuclear weapon safety procedures of the two superpowers. In it Dr King draws attention to many disturbing problems of safety which arise with current and future levels of deployment of nuclear weapons. He then develops the thesis that, in the event of a nuclear onslaught from an enemy power, the United States ought seriously to consider the total withholding of any nuclear response, from the points of view of her own interest and of the world at large. This fundamental re-examination of accepted nuclear strategic doctrine is bound to stimulate controversy and discussion among politicians, the armed services, scholars of international relations, and the general reader anxious to survive into the next century.
dc.format.extent20pages ;
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.ddc355.0335/73
dc.subject.lccU163 .K56
dc.subject.lcshNuclear weapons.
dc.subject.lcshNuclear warfare.
dc.subject.lcshMilitary policy.
dc.subject.lcshStrategy.
dc.titleThe strategy of total withholding
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1971
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:06:34Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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