AUTHORBetts, Richard K.
TITLENuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance
PUBLISHERBrookings Institution Press
CITYWashington, D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED1987
ISBN0-8157-0936-6


This book examines the theory and practice of nuclear war threats, their risks, and associated issues though a number of case studies. Among the case studies included are the low-risk events of the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War, and Soviet-Chinese border clashes, as well as high-risk examples, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Through the case studies and other analyses, the author evaluates the effectiveness of strong military-industrial complexes and the possibility of future nuclear struggles. The author, Richard Betts, has written extensively on United States foreign policy, military strategy, and related issues.


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