Accession Number:

AD0605921

Title:

FRANCE AS A NUCLEAR POWER,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The military worth of independent national nuclear strike forces has been strongly questioned, but the French government seems bent upon developing such a force nevertheless. Moreover, a number of continental military analysts have attempted to endow this policy with a theoretical basis. The thesis advanced in this report hinges on the assumption that a nation of less than great power status can acquire a nuclear deterrent of its own effective enough to impress a superpower.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE