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Polaris, East of Suez: British plans for a nuclear force in the Indo-Pacific, 1964–1968

Jones, Matthew and Young, John W. (2010) Polaris, East of Suez: British plans for a nuclear force in the Indo-Pacific, 1964–1968. Journal of Strategic Studies, 33 (6). pp. 847-870. ISSN 0140-2390

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01402390.2010.498284

Abstract

This article investigates the little-known plans formulated by Harold Wilson's Labour government to deploy Polaris submarines in the Indo-Pacific region. The scheme was first proposed in 1965 as a response to several problems faced by British policy-makers, including China's acquisition of a nuclear capability, Britain's wish to maintain a meaningful position ‘East of Suez’ at reduced cost, and German pressure for equal treatment within NATO on nuclear matters. Despite extensive high-level discussion, the plans were finally abandoned in mid-1968, as Labour moved more decisively to forsake the world role.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/fjss20
Additional Information: © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D890 Eastern Hemisphere
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > International History
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 14:19
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 08:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49713

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