US Strategic Arms Policy in the Cold War: Negotiation and by David Tal

By David Tal

This publication examines the negotiations among the us and the USSR at the problem of strategic fingers in the course of the chilly warfare, from 1969 to 1979.

The negotiations at the predicament of strategic palms, which have been concluded in agreements SALT I and SALT II (with simply the 1st ratified), marked a huge swap within the historical past of palms keep an eye on negotiations. For the 1st time, within the quite brief background of nuclear guns and negotiations over nuclear disarmament, the 2 significant nuclear powers had agreed to place limits at the dimension in their nuclear strategic hands. even though, the negotiations among the united states and USSR have been the simple a part of the method. The tougher half was once the negotiations one of the americans. during the learn of a decade of negotiations at the drawback of strategic fingers within the chilly conflict, this e-book examines the forces that both allowed US presidents and senior officers to pave a direction towards a US fingers predicament coverage, or avoided them from doing so. most significantly, the e-book discusses the that means of those negotiations and agreements at the trouble of strategic hands, and seeks to spot the goal of the negotiators: have been they aiming at making the realm a more secure position? What used to be the aim of the negotiations and agreements inside of US strategic pondering, either militarily and diplomatically? have been they geared toward bettering kinfolk with the Soviet Union, or in basic terms at improving the strategic stability as one section of the strategic nuclear deterrence among the 2 powers?

This publication might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of chilly battle historical past, hands keep an eye on, US international coverage and diplomacy in general.

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