The 1958 Anglo-American Mutual Defence Agreement: The Search for Nuclear Interdependence

@article{Baylis2008The1A,
  title={The 1958 Anglo-American Mutual Defence Agreement: The Search for Nuclear Interdependence},
  author={J. Baylis},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={425 - 466}
}
  • J. Baylis
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
Abstract Written on the 50th anniversary, this article focuses on the negotiations between Britain and the United States which led to the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement and the beginning of the ‘special nuclear relationship’ which has lasted down to the present day. It is argued that the eventual success of the negotiations had a lot to do with the key roles of Eisenhower and Macmillan but that a transatlantic ‘advocacy coaltion’ of nuclear scientists, defence and intelligence officials also… Expand
6 Citations