Creating the ‘Seamless Robe of Deterrence’: Great Britain’s Role in NATO’s INF Debate

@inproceedings{Stoddart2014CreatingT,
  title={Creating the ‘Seamless Robe of Deterrence’: Great Britain’s Role in NATO’s INF Debate},
  author={Kristan Stoddart},
  year={2014}
}
Alongside the two Trident decisions a parallel debate had evolved. This involved the modernisation of NATO’s theatre nuclear forces (TNF). This would be one of the most controversial issues faced by Mrs Thatcher and her Conservative government. This chapter will trace Britain’s involvement in agreeing and implementing NATO’s ‘dual track’ decision of December 1979. As Chapter 3 detailed, a deadline had been set at the end of 1979 to agree a way forward. The ‘dual track’ decision was a response… Expand
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