The Nixon Administration and the Making of U.S. Nuclear Strategy

The Nixon Administration and the Making of U.S. Nuclear Strategy

Terry Terriff
In 1974 Richard Nixon's defense secretary, James Schlesinger, announced that the United States would change its nuclear targeting policy from "assured destruction" to "limited nuclear options." In this account of the Schlesinger Doctrine based on newly declassified documents and extensive interviews with key actors, Terry Terriff challenges the Nixon administration's official explanation of why and how this policy innovation occurred.




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Imperfect Strangers
Americans, Arabs, and U.S.–Middle East Relations in the 1970s
Salim Yaqub

Series

Cornell Studies in Security Affairs

Subjects

History : History / U.S. and Canada
Political Science : Political Science / Security Studies
Political Science : Political Science / U.S. and Canada

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