This book is a contribution to a project on the Soviet-U.S. strategic arms relationship conducted by the historian, Office of the Secretary of Defense. The project task was to set a historical record of Soviet and U.S. strategic programs and policies and to evaluate various arms race hypotheses.
Introduction Part I: Three Decision-Making Perspectives 1. Perspective I: Rational Strategic Actor Decision Making 2. Perspective II: Pluralistic Decision Making 3. Perspective III: National Leadership Decision Making Part II: The Soviet Defense Decision-Making Environment 4. The Broader Context of Soviet Strategic Arms Decision Making 5. The Dual Role of Pluralistic Elements Part III: Implications for the Present 6. Soviet Strategic Arms Decision-making Analyses and the Action-Reaction Phenomenon Part IV: Multiple Approaches and Future Analyses 7. Appreciating the Data Problem: Sources of Obscurity 8. A Multiple Approach Analysis of the SS-6 Program