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Charting the Arms Race 1941 ­ 1963

NUCLEAR DATES DETAILS OF US ADVANTAGE DETAILS OF SOVIET ADVANTAGE
DEVELOPMENT
MANHATTAN 1941- How did Truman announce this to Stalin?
PROJECT 45 Ambiguously referred to the development of a new
Development of weapons of `special destructive force'
first atomic What advantages did this…

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DELIVERY DATES DETAILS OF US ADVANTAGE DETAILS OF SOVIET ADVANTAGE
SYSTEMS
LAND BASED 1955 Where could the United States strike the Soviet Union from Where could the United States strike the Soviet Union from?
MEDIUM RANGE and with what missiles? Military bases in Britain, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Germany and
MISSILE…

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Authorised a major review and increase in US conventional
forces
Authorised the deployment of 1054 Minuteman ICBMs and
the construction of 41 nuclear submarines armed with
Polaris missiles
What was JFK's new policy and what was its impact?
The missile race had conferred a parity of nuclear threat
`flexible response'…

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