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Mutually Assured Destruction

1. In 1961 which Eisenhower policy did JFK inherit?
Massive retaliation

2. What did it mean?
A policy of responding to major Soviet conventional attacks with a massive nuclear response

3. What did Khrushchev do on October 30th 1961 to remind the US about Soviet nuclear
power?…

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Balance

12. Why were submarine nuclear weapons systems become an important element in MAD?
Retaliate after a surprise attack
Danger to the world ­ so many ready to make a nuclear strike
Sad consequences if it happened

13. What happened in 1966 over the coast of Spain near Palomares?
B-52…

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22. What did the SALT talks agree?
Progress on ABMs
Barely touched MIRVs
The 2 sides agreed to limit ABMs

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