This book describes the impact of nuclear weapons on U.S. foreign policy and attempts to modify assumptions about war, diplomacy and the nature of peace. It sets the considerations on which policy and strategy may be based and the pitfall of traditional concepts about the nature of security.
Part One: The Problems of Survival 1. The Challenge of the Nuclear Age 2. The Dilemma of American Security Part Two: Technology and Strategy 3. The Fires of Prometheus 4. The Esoteric Strategy-Principles of All-Out War 5. What Price Deterrence? The Problems of Limited War 6. The Problems of Limited Nuclear War 7. Diplomacy, Disarmament and the Limitation of War Part Three: Strategy and Policy 8. The Impact of Strategy on Allies and the Uncommitted 9. American Strategy and NATO-A Test Case 10. The Strategy of Ambiguity-Sino-Soviet Strategic Thought 11. The Soviet Union and The Atom 12. The Need for Doctrine