This book examines the proposal by Samuel Huntington, who advocates that NATO adopt a conventional counter-retaliatory strategy based on offensive military actions deep into Eastern Europe. Using Huntington's concept, it addresses several issues associated with defense and deterrence in the 1980s.
1. New Strategies, New Alternatives: Some Introductory Observations 2. Conventional Deterrence and Conventional Retaliation in Europe 3. Strategic Implications of Doctrinal Change: A Case Analysis 4. Strategic and Doctrinal Implications of Deep Attack Concepts for the Defense of Central Europe 5. Nuclear-Conventional Tradeoffs: The Debate in Europe 6. The Anatomy of the Soviet Empire: Vulnerabilities and Strengths 7. Potential Soviet Responses to a NATO Retaliatory Offensive Strategy 8. Does the United States Need a Nuclear Warfighting Doctrine and Strategy? 9. A NATO Conventional Retaliatory Strategy: Its Strategic and Force Structure Implications