Weapons Don't Make War: Policy, Strategy, and Military Technology

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"A probing discussion of some of the most important questions of the relationships between military force and foreign policy. As we move into an increasingly complex era, we will need to think clearly and creatively about these matters. Whether one agrees with Gray's conclusions, this book will clarify as well as stimulate our thinking."—Robert Jervis, author of The Meaning of Nuclear Revolution: Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon

"Colin Gray has established himself as a unique commentator on the current strategic scene. He is a strategic thinker who, as Clausewitz suggests, keeps himself firmly grounded in the laboratory of history. What he has to say is of real relevance to policymakers, academics, and those concerned with where American defense policy must go in the new emerging world."—Williamson Murray, author of German Military Effectiveness

Author Biography: Colin S. Gray is chairman of the National Institute for Public Policy. He is the author of eleven other books, including War, Peace, and Victory: Strategy and Statecraft for the Next Century and Nuclear Strategy and National Style. From 1982 to 1987 he was a member of the President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, and in 1988 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Navy for his contribution to the development of the maritime strategy.

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Journal of Strategic Studies
Colin Gray's voice is one of the most penetrating in contemporary strategic studies; and it is one which will help to establish the character and agenda of strategic discourse in the years ahead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700605590
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Modern War Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Offensive and Defensive Strategies 9
2 Offensive and Defensive Weapons? 29
3 The Arms Race Metaphor 47
4 Policy Guidance and Weapons Acquisition 65
5 Defense Planning for Uncertainty 90
6 Technological Peace and Political Peace: The Case of Arms Control 122
7 Nuclear-Age History: "Mislessons" and Lessons 146
8 Instruments of Policy 167
Notes 179
Selected Bibliography 219
Index 229
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