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Nuclear weapons, the balance of terror, the quest for peace

Author: A J C Edwards
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J C Edwards
ISBN: 0887061850 9780887061851 0887061869 9780887061868
OCLC Number: 12552252
Description: xvii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The balance of terror --
Basic theory and the evolution of strategic postures --
How it came to be --
Is it necessary? --
Nuclear weapons and world politics --
Intrinsic stability --
Military capabilities --
War fighting and minimum deterrence --
Arms control --
Dynamic stability --
Extended deterrence and first nuclear use --
Limiting nuclear war --
Policies towards the balance of terror : (1) rejection and abdication --
Policies towards the balance of terror : (2) acceptance and improvement --
Appendix. The algebra of mutual deterrence and stability.
Responsibility: A.J.C. Edwards.

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