The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Direction

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"In 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hoped that a policy of appeasement would satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial appetite, and he structured British policy accordingly. U.S. Cold War nuclear deterrence policy was similarly based on the confident but questionable assumption that Soviet leaders would be rational by Washington's standards." "In The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and A New Direction, Keith B. Payne addresses the question of whether this line of reasoning is adequate for the post-Cold War period. By analyzing past situations ...
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"In 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hoped that a policy of appeasement would satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial appetite, and he structured British policy accordingly. U.S. Cold War nuclear deterrence policy was similarly based on the confident but questionable assumption that Soviet leaders would be rational by Washington's standards." "In The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and A New Direction, Keith B. Payne addresses the question of whether this line of reasoning is adequate for the post-Cold War period. By analyzing past situations and a plausible future scenario, a U.S.-Chinese crisis over Taiwan, he proposes that American policymakers move away from the assumption that all our opponents are comfortably predictable by the standards of our own culture. In order to avoid unexpected and possibly disastrous failures of deterrence, he argues, we should closely examine particular opponents' culture and beliefs to better anticipate their likely responses to U.S. deterrence threats."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Payne is so persuasive that readers will cringe, ever after, when they encounter categorical statements such as 'the exact same kinds of nuclear deterrence that have always worked will continue to work' (Jan Lodal)." -- Air and Space Power

"Not many books have the potential to make the difference between war and peace: Keith Payne's latest expedition into deterrence country is one such." -- Colin S. Gray

"So many different communities of scholars and policymakers should read Keith Payne's bracing and sensible new book that it's difficult to know where to begin sending copies." -- H-NET Book Review

"Offers a more comprehensive and empirical methodology for formulating U.S. deterrence postures." -- Military Review

"An essential text for understanding the reasoning behind the administration's push for missile defense. (Asked whom to talk to about the current state of deterrence theory, one nuclear expert quipped, 'If you talked to Keith Payne, you've talked to everyone.')." -- National Review

"Cogently and carefully charts a fresh path through the badly overgrown and cluttered thicket of modern strategic thinking." -- R. James Woolsey

"Payne offers an interesting empirically-based methodology in an attempt to make deterrence a more viable policy than it has been heretofore." -- Virginia Quarterly Review

"Payne forces the reader to recognize how much of America's thinking about military strategy is trapped in the categories of Cold War 'deterrence theory.' His fascinating book, filled with excellent material and provocative argument, offers both a strong academic contribution and much policy relevant analysis. Happily, it is well written, highly accessible." -- William E. Odom

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813122076
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Cold War Deterrence Theory and Practice 17
Ch. 3 Why the Cold War Deterrence Framework is Inadequate 39
Ch. 4 Cold War Deterrence Thought in the Post-Cold War World 79
Ch. 5 The Dilemma of Popular Usage and a New Direction 97
Ch. 6 Testing the Deterrence Framework 115
Ch. 7 The New Deterrence Framework, Evidence and Misplaced Confidence 169
Ch. 8 Lessons of This Case Study 185
Selected Works Cited 197
Index 221
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