The U.S. nuclear role in NATO at the end of the cold war
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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization,
  • Nuclear weapons -- United States,
  • Europe -- National security

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Edition Notes

StatementStanley R. Sloan
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1992, reel 10, fr. 00811
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18161347M

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