National Security and Nuclear Strategy

1984 · 204 pages

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With a historical perspective, the essays in this book have a special importance at this time of intense concern about issues of national security.  


War and Peace

Just Wars: Doctrines and Instituions
Inis L. Claude, Jr.

Defining the National Interest
Anthony Lake

The Maintenance of Peace
Seymour Maxwell Finger

American Disappointment with the United Nations
John W. Holmes

Nuclear Superiority

The Origins of Massive Retaliation
Samuel F. Wells, Jr.

What in the Name of God Is Strategic Superiority?
Barry M. Blechman and Robert Powell

Why Nuclear Superiority Doesn't Matter
Robert Jervis

American Military Strategy

The Global Military Balance
Paul H. Nitze

Strategic Intelligence
Harry Howe Ransom

Surprise Despite Warning: Why Sudden Attacks Succeed
Richard K. Betts

Southern Africa: Testing Détente
Richard E. Bissell

Soviet Military Problems

Special Vulnerability of the Soviet Union
Gary L. Guertner

Eastern Europe and the Soviet Threat
Andrzej Korbonski

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

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