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Author Ṭal, Daṿid.

Title The American nuclear disarmament dilemma, 1945-1963 / David Tal
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008

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Description xv, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Series Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution
Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution.
Contents Learning to live with the bomb: the Truman years -- Eisenhower's nuclear disarmament dilemma, 1953-1957 -- The prevalence of the incremental approach -- An agreement at last, 1961-1963 -- Conclusion
Summary "The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 quickly ushered in a popular and political movement toward nuclear disarmament. Across the globe, heads of state, high-ranking ministers, and bureaucrats led intense efforts to achieve effective disarmament agreements. Ultimately these efforts failed. In The American Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma, David Tal offers a detailed analysis of U.S. policy from 1945 to the summer of 1963, exploring the reasons for failure and revealing the complex motivations that eventually led to the Limited Test Ban Treaty."
"While previous books have focused on the policies of specific administrations, Tal's is the first to consider negotiations as an evolving phenomenon that preoccupied three presidents, from Truman to Kennedy. Drawing on extensive archival research, the author examines the profound dilemma faced by leaders on all sides - forced by political pressure to engage in negotiations whose success they saw as injurious to national interests. Far from believing that the nuclear arms race would inevitably lead to war, the United States regarded nuclear weapons as the greatest guarantee that war would not happen."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Subject Nuclear disarmament.
Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- United States.
LC no. 2008026343
ISBN 0815631669 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780815631668 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0815631928
9780815631927