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Collection Details


Collection Name: NATO Strategy and Nuclear Planning: Oral History Interview Transcripts
Repository Name: Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Switzerland
URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/php/documents/collection_7/texts/Transcripts_intro.htm
Description: The purpose of these oral history roundtables was to discuss the political and military factors, which influenced the integration of nuclear weapons into U.S. and NATO military planning and strategy during the 1950s. As the transcripts reveal, assumptions about Soviet military capabilities and the nature of a future war in Europe, both of which were surrounded by substantial uncertainties, played a key role in this process, which resulted in the adoption in 1957 of MC 14/2, which contained aspects both of massive retaliation and flexible response in setting forth the strategic doctrine of the NATO alliance.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 5
Broad Subjects: International Politics; Diplomacy; Politics
ASP Subjects: Albania; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Diplomatic and consular service; Europe; Europe--Politics and government; Hungary; International relations; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Oral history; Switzerland; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; United States; United States--Politics and government; Warsaw Treaty (1955); Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland; Zurich canton, Switzerland
Collection Code: OHC0001810