Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Avoiding Armageddon: Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-1963
Foyalty 91

Avoiding Armageddon: Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-1963 (Paperback)

£29.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 3-5 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The advent of nuclear weapons in the 1940s brought enormous changes

to doctrines regarding the use of force in resolving disputes. American

strategists have been widely credited with most of these; Canadians,

most have assumed, did not conduct their own strategic analysis.

Avoiding Armageddon soundly debunks this notion.









Drawing on previously classified government records, Richter reveals

that Canadian defence officials did come to independent strategic

understandings of the most critical issues of the nuclear age. Canadian

appreciation of deterrence, arms control, and strategic stability

differed conceptually from the US models. Similarly, Canadian thinking

on the controversial issues of air defence and the domestic acquisition

of nuclear weapons was primarily influenced by decidedly Canadian

interests.









Avoiding Armageddon is a work with far-reaching

implications. It illustrates Canada's considerable latitude for

independent defence thinking while providing key historical information

that helps make sense of the contemporary Canadian defence debate

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesIntelligence, Strategy & tacticsHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWeapons & equipmentNuclear weaponsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University of British Columbia Press Publication Date: 01/07/2003 ISBN-13: 9780774808897  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 3-5 weeks.  

Andrew Richter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Windsor.

More books by Andrew Richter

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Churchill and the Bomb in War and ...
(Paperback)
Kevin Ruane
 
 
£19.99
 
The United States, India and the...
(Hardback)
Tanvi Pate
 
 
£115.00
 
Cryptic Concrete: A Subterranean...
(Paperback)
Ian Klinke
 
 
£24.99
 
Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan...
(Hardback)
Bret Baier; Catherine Whitney
 
 
£19.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close