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Analyzing Soviet Strateg/h

1st Edition

By Karl F. Spielmann


184 pages

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Paperback: 9780367167387
pub: 2020-03-30
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Hardback: 9780367017514
pub: 2019-06-13

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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