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US Extended Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Order: An Australian Perspective

Leah, Christine


This article addresses the question of how US extended nuclear deterrence might endure in a shifting Asia-Pacific where the traditional nuclear order underpinning the credibility of US security guarantees is deteriorating. The Australian case study demonstrates how periods of nuclear order and disorder can inform a state's attitudes toward the credibility of extended nuclear deterrence. Australia's interest in a nuclear weapons capability from 1956 to 1972 was symptomatic of a period of nuclear...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Security
DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2012.686249


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