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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.authorRehm, Braxton D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:01Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:01Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2373
dc.description.abstractThis study treats the character of French nuclear policy since September 11, 2001; as such this work adds the most recent episode to a theme that, since the late-1950s, has concerned alliance statecraft faced with French â exceptionalismâ in trans-Atlantic relations. In the post-Cold War era, the changes in the strategic environment have led to a further evolution in French nuclear deterrent policy which forms the heart of this study. In 2001 and 2006, French President Chirac made policy speeches which specifically discussed nuclear strategy and clarified the shift in French thought and the justification for deterrence. In 2001, the most important element addressed dissuasion of regional powers and â rogueâ states with WMD that may attack France. The 2006 speech incorporated the threat of statesponsored terrorism into the nuclear dissuasion strategy. The thesis investigates past and present developments in French nuclear strategy, with chief emphasis on the period from the end of the Cold War to the beginning of the twenty-first century; it highlights the forces that have shaped French doctrine and analyzes the viability of the nuclear strategy as seen by a U.S. observer. A review of French Cold War doctrine provides the necessary backdrop for an evaluation of new elements in French nuclear strategy and should act as a guide to students of same in U.S. and NATO policy circles.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/frenchnuclearstr109452373
dc.format.extentxii, 101 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear warfareen_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear weaponsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCold Waren_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.titleFrench nuclear strategy in an age of terrorismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBiermann, Rafael
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.identifier.oclc81146602
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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