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Kennedy, Macmillan and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate, 1961–63

  • Kendrick Oliver

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kendrick Oliver
    Pages 1-3
  3. Kendrick Oliver
    Pages 162-206
  4. Kendrick Oliver
    Pages 207-210
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-252

About this book

Introduction

Drawing upon newly-released official and private papers, this book provides an intimate account of Anglo-American debates over one of the most grave and politically sensitive foreign-policy issues of the early 1960s. It examines the roles played by John F. Kennedy and Harold Macmillan in the test-ban negotiations between 1961 and 1963. It also describes the way in which contrasting domestic political imperatives and conceptions of how the Cold War could best be won, created tensions between the two allies. Nevertheless, they retained a broad unity of perspective and purpose, eventually producing the imaginative diplomacy that resulted in the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty in August 1963.

Keywords

Anglo-American Cold War Contras John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John F.

Authors and affiliations

  • Kendrick Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230378292
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40202-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37829-2
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