US Nuclear Strategy

A Reader

  • Philip Bobbitt
  • Lawrence Freedman
  • Gregory F. Treverton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Deterrence before Hiroshima

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lawrence Freedman
      Pages 2-9
    3. Giulio Douhet
      Pages 10-21
    4. Philip Bobbitt, Lawrence Freedman, Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 22-39
    5. Philip Bobbitt, Lawrence Freedman, Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 40-43
  3. Deterrence before the Thermonuclear Age, 1945–53

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Lawrence Freedman
      Pages 46-53
    3. Bernard Brodie
      Pages 64-94
    4. Philip Bobbitt, Lawrence Freedman, Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 95-109
  4. Massive Retaliation, 1953–61

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 112-121
    3. John Foster Dulles
      Pages 122-130
    4. C. W. Sherwin
      Pages 131-142
    5. Albert Wohlstetter
      Pages 143-167
    6. William W. Kaufmann
      Pages 168-187
  5. Assured Destruction, 1961–73

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 190-204
    3. Robert S. McNamara
      Pages 205-222

About this book

Introduction

Setting the terms for an effective public debate on nuclear issues, this provides essays and excerpts from longer works that have charted the development of American nuclear strategy. Each section ends with questions for study and analysis with suggested further reading.

Keywords

atomic bomb development evolution foreign policy international relations NATO race state strategy technology terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Bobbitt
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Freedman
    • 3
  • Gregory F. Treverton
    • 4
  1. 1.University of TexasUK
  2. 2.Nuffield CollegeOxfordUK
  3. 3.King’s CollegeLondonUK
  4. 4.Council on Foreign RelationsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-19791-0
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-37445-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-19791-0
  • About this book