TITLE

Tactical Atomic Defense

AUTHOR(S)
Healey, Denis
PUB. DATE
January 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;1/9/56, Vol. 134 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on nuclear disarmament. Ever since the Second World War the Western powers have based their security on the U.S.'s power to destroy Soviet cities with atomic bombs. The main function of alliances such as NATO has been to make this deterrent available to countries other than the U.S. herself, and to provide the U.S. with air bases which will increase its potency. There can be little doubt that the U.S.'s nuclear superiority has been the best protection against world war, and that Soviet Union reduces the American nuclear lead, the West's atomic striking power will remain a powerful deterrent against any Soviet military action which carries with it a serious risk of world war. The U.S.'s reluctance to start total atomic war is bound to increase immensely when Russia can hold American as well as European cities hostage against the bombing of her own.
ACCESSION #
14431743

 

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