AUTHORHalperin, Morton H.
TITLELimited War in the Nuclear Age
PUBLISHERJohn Wiley & Sons
CITYNew York, NY

Written at the height of the Cold War, this work examines the danger of a limited nuclear war expanding into a disastrous global conflict. The author describes conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba where the U.S. and the Soviet Union restrained from the use of nuclear weapons. He then addresses possible future clashes between the two super powers, showing both the advantages and liabilities of rigid policies for the limited use of nuclear weapons. He argues that the U.S. needs to be capable of flexible responses to achieve tactical and strategic objectives. The book includes an extensive annotated bibliography of references on limited nuclear war from the Cold War period.

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