The function of massive retaliation in the evolution of United States military strategy
Wallace, Thomas McCarty
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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.
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