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Policy Leaders/advisors Dates Approach to nuclear Impact on effectiveness Why?
weapons conventional weapons
STALIN Stalin 1945 Expansionistic of nuclear Very gained To get rid of nuclear
­ weapons ­ gain power ­ nuclear parity through monopoly which had
1953 expand nuclear stockpile. rapid development of developed huge
Diverts huge resources…

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Eisenhower's Eisenhower and 1953 Massive retaliation = nuclear None expanded Yes used this to Losing in Korea =
`Massive Dulles ­ weapons no longer last reduced gain concessions: needed to show
Retaliation' and 1960 resort all available means Nuclear is cheaper and `ceasing atmospheric strength
`New Look' used weapons of…

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develops ICBMs and However, had very
Sputnik few functional missiles


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