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A Bibliography of Non-Classified Sources
(The titles alone are a study of Cold War nuclear mindset.)

A Sampling Compiled by Jim Chorazy, Web Staff
Drawn largely from the US Army Military History Institute, Reference Branch

  • Gen. & Misc.
  • Atomic Artillery
  • Davy Crockett



Strategy Versus Tactics in a Nuclear Age. Brodie, Bernard. Report, RAND Corp, n.d. Reprinted for Army War College course, 1956- 1957. 11 p. U161.2B76.

"Defensive Use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons." Cerami, Joseph R. Fld Arty Jrnl 50 (Jul-Aug 1982): pp. 46-47. Periodical.

Tactical Significance of Atomic Casualties in Japan. Clark, Dorothy Kneeland. Study, Opns Rsrch Off, May 1953. 42 p. UL409.631C52.

"The Impact of Atomic Weapons on Strategy and Tactics." Cole, John D. Student paper, USAWC [Army War College], May 1952. Archive.

"Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Are They a Real Option?" Collins, A.S., Jr. Army 32 (Jul 1982): pp. 36-39. Periodical.

"The Moral Dimensions of Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe." Dyer, Philip W. Parameters 10 (Jun 1980): pp. 44-50. Periodical.

Nuclear Strategic Options and European Force Participation. Hoag, Malcolm W. Paper, RAND Corp, Jul 1963. 52 p. U167.45H62.

Tactical Organization for Atomic Warfare. Johnson, James W. Study, Opns Rsrch Office, Apr 1954. 117 p. U167.451J63.

Problems of Field Tactics in Defense against Area Weapons. Speculation on suitable tactics against atomic wpns. Marshall, S.L.A. Study, Opns Rsrch Off, Oct 1954. 137 p. U165M37.

Nuclear Tactics, Weapons, and Firepower in the Pentomic Division, Battle Group, and Company. Mataxis, Theodore C., and Goldberg, Seymour L. Harrisburg, PA: Mil Serv Pub, 1958. 254 p. U167.4M3.

"Tactical Nuclear Weapons: The Practical Side." McKinney, William R. Mil Rev 61 (Oct 1981): pp. 60-65. Periodical.

"International Rules for Tactical Nuclear Conflicts." McLain, John U. Student paper, USAWC, May 1967. Archive.

"The Morality of Tactical Nuclear Weapons: A Philosophers' Debate." Parameters XI (Sep 1981): pp. 75-86. Per. Opposing views and rebuttals.

"A Nuclear Force for NATO." Rogers, Glenn E. Thesis, U.S. Air War College, Apr 1962. 68 p. AF-AU-AWC-Th-R5712.

Use of the A-Bomb for Blocking Purposes. Examines topographical features of central Europe. Royen, William Van. Study, Opns Research Office, Johns Hopkins Univ, Feb 1951. 26 p., including charts & maps. UL409.631R69.

Tactical Use of Atomic Weapons. U.S. Dept of Army. Field Manual 100-31, May 1955. 160 p. FM. See also FM 100-30 & FM 5-26.

"Army Doctrine for Employment of Nuclear Weapons in the Land Battle." General Staff. Paper, n.d. 44 p. DA-G-ADNW.


"Army's New Cannon Fires World's First Atomic Shell." Army-Navy-Air Force Jrnl (30 May 1953): p. 1184. Periodical.

"Doctrinal Option: The Potential of the Enhanced Radiation Warhead in Europe." Davis, Geoffrey C. Fld Arty Jrnl (Jul-Aug 1982): pp. 48-50. Periodical.

"Artillery in Atomic Warfare." Lentz, John Max. Lecture, USAWC, 1953. Archive.

"Nuclear Firepower for the Army Artillery." Ordnance 49 (Sep-Oct 1964): pp. 188-190. Periodical.

"Army Surface to Air Atomic Fires in Air Defense." U.S. Army. Antiaircraft Arty & Guided Missile School. Ft Bliss, 8 Jan 1957. 13 p. AAGMS-SAAF-JD.

Staff Organization and Procedures for the Employment of Atomic Weapons. U.S. Army. Artillery School. Ft Sill, OK, n.d. 2 p. ARTYS-EAW-SOP.

Dispersal Patterns for Field Artillery in Atomic Warfare. U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School. Addendum Number 1 (15 July 1957) to Study, Artillery Support for ROCID, with Instructional Memorandum No 5: Support as an Artillery Task in the Operation Order. Ft Sill, OK, 10 Jun 1957. 28 p. ARTYS-ROCID-Add-1.

"Atomic Artillery in the Future Family of Army Atomic Weapons." U.S. Army Field Forces. Office of Weapons Development. Ft Bliss, 1954. AFF-OSWD-AA.


"Davy Crockett Development." Mil Review XL (Sep 1960): p. 63. Periodical.

"The Modern Davy Crockett." Stallman, Arnold S. Infantry 52 (Jan- Feb 1962): pp. 26-27. Periodical.

"What Does Davy Crockett Mean to Armor." Sullivan, Lloyd S. Armor LXI (Jul-Aug 1960): pp. 4-5. Periodical.

Davy Crockett Weapons System in Infantry and Armor Units. U.S. Dept of Army. Field Manual 23-20, Dec 1961. 192 p. Field Manual.

Battle Group Lightweight Weapon System XM 28 & XM 29. [Davy Crockett systems]. Tech Manual 9-1000-209-35, Jun 1962. 144 p.

Organizational Maintenance Repair Parts and Special Tool Lists for Weapon System Atomic Battle Group, M28 & M29. [Davy Crockett systems] Tech Manual 9-1000-209-20P, Nov 1963. 47 p.

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