Cold War: Nuclear politics in the 1950s and 1960s Return to the case study menu
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3a What did the British Prime Minister and US President Eisenhower agree in March 1960?
3b What were the advantages of Polaris?

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3c Is the general tone of this source favourable towards Polaris?
3d The basic deal here is that US nuclear subs would use bases in Scotland. Do you think that would be controversial?

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    Extract from discussion in the British Cabinet about Britain's nuclear weapons, particularly the Polaris nuclear missile system, June 1960.

    Extract from discussion in the British Cabinet about Britain's nuclear weapons, particularly the Polaris nuclear missile system