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The function of massive retaliation in the evolution of United States military strategy

By Thomas McCarty Wallace


This thesis traces the function the doctrine of Massive Retaliation played during the evolution of US military strategy from World War II through 1964, It Includes a discussion of the development of strategic bombardment, the impact of strategic atomic weapons, the development of a strategy based on massive retaliatory capability, and a short discussion of overkill. Additionally, British, French, and Russian strategies and those countries' reactions to US strategy are briefly discussed. Commander, United States Nav

Topics: Political science
Publisher: American University
Year: 1966
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