The Strengths and Weaknesses of Non-Provocative Defence: Lessons for the Future
This book’s central concern is to examine the viability of non-provocative defence concepts. In different ways, chapters two through eight have helped to answer the main questions identified in chapter one: Do non-provocative defence concepts constitute a coherent military-security strategy for deterring potential attackers, fighting wars, and even settling wars? Do such concepts actually help convey defensive intent, thereby helping to resolve the security dilemma? Under what conditions do these concepts provide a viable basis for the defence policies of states? Was the rise of non-provocative defence concepts tied necessarily to the late Cold War era? Are defensive concepts relevant under post-Cold War conditions?
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Defence Policy Peace Movement Nuclear Deterrence Crisis Stability
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