1st Edition

The Nuclear Dilemma In American Strategic Thought

By Robert E. Osgood Copyright 1988
    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    Since the end of World War II, the United States has faced moral and strategic issues in its management of force that are unique in the history of international politics. At the heart of these issues is the heavy reliance of the United States and its allies on the deterrent effect of nuclear weapons and the fact that their use would very likely lea

    Foreword -- Military Strategy and Security in the Nuclear Era -- The Spectrum of Approaches to the Nuclear Dilemma -- Extended Deterrence -- The Decline of Arms Control -- The New Strategic Debate -- Toward a Concept of Just Deterrence


    Robert E. Osgood was, at the time of his death in 1986, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy and co-director of the security studies program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).