This book explores the international and security issues raised by the acquisition of modern weapons among emerging Third World powers and its implications for the U.S. policy. It examines U.S. foreign policy challenges that may emerge from Third World conflicts and recommends innovative approaches.
1. Overview 2. The Regional Powers: Ambitions, Defense Capabilities, and the Future of Conflict 3. Modern Weapons and Patterns of Third World Conflict 4. Conventional Military Technology: Acquisition, Production, Absorption, and Performance 5. Weapons of Mass Destruction 6. Policy Implications: Modern Weapons, Regional Powers, and Conflict Management