This is a text on the traditional questions of nuclear deterrence and the unconventional answers suggested by the emerging new world order. These widely-ranging essays by scholars, policymakers and moral philosophers present rival ideas about the morality of alternative means for preserving mutual security as the world moves beyond the Cold War.
Table of Contents
Part 1 At issue - deterrence in the post-Cold War era, Charles W. Kegley, Jr and Kenneth L. Schwab. Part 2 The views of policymakers and strategic theorists: military power and the passing Cold War, Richard Perle; what stakes would justify the use of weapons of mass destruction?, Sir Hugh Beach; now more than ever - no first use, Paul C. Warnke. Part 3 The views of policy analysts and peace researchers: deterrence, nuclear weapons, morality and war, John Mueller; what power do nuclear weapons give their possessors? - the basic instability of deterrence, Kenneth E. Boulding; MAD (Minimum Assured Deterrence) is still the moral position, Paul M. Kattenburg; an acceptable role for nuclear weapons?, Bruce Martin Russett. Part 4 The views of moral philosophers and religious leaders: ordering our destiny - politics, strategy and ethics, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin; from pacifism to apocalyptic visions - religious perspectives on nuclear deterrence, Janice Love; can contemporary war be just? - elements in the moral debate, James Turner Johnson. Part 5 New thinking and old questions: on the scholarly study of nuclear deterrence - historical roots of the new discourse, Steven W. Hook and William A. Clark; the post-Cold War context - the contributors' dialogue in perspective, Jonathan Davidson.
Charles Kegley (Author) , Kenneth Schwab (Author)