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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
    4. Thomas C. Schelling
      Pages 223-236
    5. Donald G. Brennan
      Pages 237-262
    6. J. P. Ruina, M. Gell-Mann
      Pages 263-266
    7. Robert S. Mcnamara
      Pages 267-282
    8. Herman Kahn
      Pages 283-336
  6. Essential Equivalence and the Countervailing Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Fred Charles Iklé
      Pages 347-365
    3. James R. Schlesinger
      Pages 366-386
    4. Richard Nixon
      Pages 387-405
    5. Harold Brown
      Pages 406-414
    6. Walter Slocombe
      Pages 415-425
  7. The Future of Nuclear Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Philip Bobbitt
      Pages 428-437
    3. Henry Kissinger
      Pages 438-450
    4. Colin S. Gray, Keith Payne
      Pages 466-476
    5. Philip Bobbitt, Lawrence Freedman, Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 477-513
    6. Philip Bobbitt, Lawrence Freedman, Gregory F. Treverton
      Pages 515-519
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 520-525

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

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