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No Boundaries Upstairs: Canada, The United States And The Origins Of North American Air Defence, 1945-1958
No Boundaries Upstairs: Canada, The United States And The Origins Of North American Air Defence, 1945-1958
By Joseph T. Jockel
University of British Columbia Press, 1987, 166 pp
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A clear historical analysis, largely based on American and Canadian archival sources, of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line, NORAD, and other joint ventures. Mr. Jockel shows that the Canadian military shared U.S. assumptions and did not feel that Canada's sovereignty was being bulldozed by the United States. His discussion of the connections between continental defense and the American doctrine of nuclear deterrence is especially illuminating. The book is free of the emotionalism characteristic of so much writing on Canadian-U.S. relations.