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By Timothy J. Botti

Using newly published files, the writer offers an built-in examine American nuclear coverage and international relations in crises from the Berlin blockade to Vietnam. The e-book solutions the query why, while the atomic bomb were used with such devastating influence opposed to the japanese Empire in 1945, American leaders placed this such a lot apocalyptic of guns again at the shelf, by no means for use back in anger. It records the myopia of Potomac strategists in related to the U.S. in wars of attrition in Korea and Southeast Asia, marginal components the place American very important pursuits have been on no account endangered. regardless of the presence of enormous quantities, then millions of nuclear bombs and warheads within the nation's stockpile, the best army weapon in heritage grew to become politically most unlikely to take advantage of. And but overwhelming nuclear superiority did serve its final objective within the chilly warfare. whilst American very important pursuits have been threatened—over Berlin and Cuba—the Soviets subsidized down from disagreement. regardless of blunders in strategic judgment caused by worry of Communist growth, and at times outright incompetence, the ace within the gap proved decisive.

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