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The American Bomb in BritainUs Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64$
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Ken Young

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086755

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.001.0001

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Consenting to nuclear war

Consenting to nuclear war

(p.222) 10 Consenting to nuclear war
The American Bomb in Britain

Ken Young

Manchester University Press

This chapter reviews the ways in which the initial decisions to allow nuclear weapons to be based in Britain were followed by pressure to gain influence over the conditions under which they would be used. It became clear at an early date that Britain had virtually no leverage over US war plans and could expect to receive nothing more than the most superficial consultation if it were judged necessary to launch a nuclear strike from British soil.

Keywords:   Atomic War Plans, Sovereignty, Consultation

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