“Limiting American Nuclear Omnipotence in NATO: The Canadian Method, 1954-1968” Gustav Schmidt (ed) A History of NATO: The First Fifty Years Volume 3 (London: Palgrave Press, 2001)

“Limiting American Nuclear Omnipotence in NATO: The Canadian Method, 1954-1968” Gustav Schmidt (ed) A History of NATO: The First Fifty Years Volume 3 (London: Palgrave Press, 2001)

 

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Abstract:

This three-volume set was assembled after a massive NATO history conference convened in 1999. The chapter I contributed deals with Canada’s involvement with American nuclear weapons planning and force structure and explains how influence within the Alliance was brokered in this critical area. The chapter takes issue with the traditional literature which suggests that nuclear matters were a one-way street when it involved the United States. In fact, there always was a dialogue and other NATO members were able to engage in that dialogue effectively to protect their interests.