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Losing an Empire and Finding a Role free pdf In this book, Kristan Stoddartrevises several public misconceptions regarding Britain, the United States andNATO in the nuclear weapons field. Based on the latest declassified evidence collected both in the UKand the USA, Stoddart shows that despite losing its empire Britain was finding a role - a role based on the defence of the NATO area at the expense of large scale extra-European commitments. Its primary method of achieving this was through nuclear weapons with an upgraded capability in Polaris. This story takes in a vast geographical scope involving some of the key actors in world politics at the time including Prime Minister Harold Wilson, US President Lyndon Johnson and French President Charles de Gaulle, with the tensions of that triangular relationship at the heart of Britain's renewed and refocused nuclear empire.

About Kristan Stoddart

KRISTAN STODDART is a research assistant at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University,UK,and a member of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, University of Southampton.

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Author : Kristan Stoddart
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 11 April 2012
ISBN : 023030088X
EAN : 9780230300880
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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