Evolution of Nuclear Strategy / Edition 2

Evolution of Nuclear Strategy / Edition 2

by Lawrence Freedman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312028172

ISBN-13: 9780312028176

Pub. Date: 09/01/1989

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The book begins with the theories of airpower which shaped the early appreciation of the role of atomic weapons. A discussion follows of the movement in the West towards reliance on nuclear weapons to deter Soviet aggression, and of the major problem of credibility that arose as soon as the Soviet Union developed its own nuclear capability.

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The book begins with the theories of airpower which shaped the early appreciation of the role of atomic weapons. A discussion follows of the movement in the West towards reliance on nuclear weapons to deter Soviet aggression, and of the major problem of credibility that arose as soon as the Soviet Union developed its own nuclear capability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312028176
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/01/1989
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
510

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: FIRST AND SECOND THOUGHTS The Arrival of the Bomb Offence and Defence Aggression and Retaliation PART II: TOWARDS A POLICY OF DETERRENCE Strategy for an Atomic Monopoly Strategy for an Atomic Stalemate Massive Retaliation PART III: LIMITED WAR Limited Objectives Limited Means PART IV: THE FEAR OF SUPRISE ATTACK The Importance of Being First Sputniks and the Soviet Threat The Technological Arms Race PART V: THE STRATEGY OF STABLE CONFLICT The Formal Strategists Arms Control Bargaining and Escalation PART VI: FROM COUNTER-FORCE TO ASSURED DESTRUCTION City-Avoidance Assured Destruction The Soviet Approach to Deterrence The Chinese Connection PART VII: THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION A Conventional Defence for Europe The European Nuclear Option (i) Anglo-Saxon Views The European Nuclear Option (ii) French and German Views PART VIII: RETREAT FROM ASSURED DESTRUCTION Military-Industrial Complexities The Consensus Undermined Parity Selective Options The Reagan Administration and the Great Nuclear Debate PART IX: AFTER THE COLD WAR The Threat Evaporates Rogues and Rebels The Threat Evaporates The Second Nuclear Age Can There be a Nuclear Strategy? Notes Bibliography Subject Index Name Index

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