Planning Armageddon

Planning Armageddon

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Planning Armageddon provides the first detailed account of Britain's Command, Control, Intelligence and Communications infrastructure. A central theme of the book is the British-American atomic relationship and its implications for NATO strategy. Based on the recollections of officials and military officers in both Britain and the United States and employing recently declassified government documents, Planning Armageddon presents a systematic analysis of British involvement in nuclear planning from Hiroshima to the development of Polaris. At the same time, it provides an important examination of the operational weaknesses of the British nuclear deterrent and the potential hazards presented by unwarranted secrecy.... limitsa#39;.165 Indeed, the inctease in alert status was at variance with Norstada#39;s instructions not to implement all the measutes requited for a DEFCON 3 alert.166 A final area in which alert stares were raised involved the US Polaris force at Holyanbsp;...

Title:Planning Armageddon
Author: Len Scott, Dr Stephen Robert Twigge, Stephen Twigge
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13

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