Evolution of Nuclear Strategy / Edition 3

Evolution of Nuclear Strategy / Edition 3

by Lawrence Freedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333972392

ISBN-13: 9780333972397

Pub. Date: 10/03/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

First published twenty years ago, Lawrence Freedman's Evolution of Nuclear Strategy was immediately acclaimed as the standard work on the history of attempts to cope militarily and politically with the terrible destructive power of nuclear weapons. It has now been rewritten, drawing on a wide range of new research, and updated to take account of the period following…  See more details below

Overview

First published twenty years ago, Lawrence Freedman's Evolution of Nuclear Strategy was immediately acclaimed as the standard work on the history of attempts to cope militarily and politically with the terrible destructive power of nuclear weapons. It has now been rewritten, drawing on a wide range of new research, and updated to take account of the period following the end of the cold war, taking the story to contemporary arguments about missile defence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333972397
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/03/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
584
Sales rank:
977,029
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.19(d)

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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