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Soviet Ballistic Missile Defense and the Western Alliance

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HARDCOVER

$99.00 • £79.95 • €89.00

ISBN 9780674826106

Publication Date: 10/12/1988

Short

405 pages

World

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  • Introduction
    • Background: Ballistic Missile Defense and Alliance Security
    • Reassessments of Soviet Strategic Defense
  • 1. Soviet BMD Capabilities and Activities
    • Before the ABM Treaty
    • Since the ABM Treaty
    • Overall Soviet BMD Prospects
  • 2. Interpretations of Soviet Behavior
    • “Arms Race” Interactions
    • Bureaucratic Politics
    • A Composite Hypothesis
    • Approval of the ABM Treaty
    • Military Doctrine
    • Force Posture Trends
    • Interpretations and inferences
  • 3. Implications for the Western Alliance
    • Soviet Strategic Priorities
    • Potential Consequences in War
    • Potential Consequences in Peace
  • 4. Soviet Arms Control Diplomacy and the Unlikely Prospect of Breakout
    • Incentives and Inhibitions Regarding Breakout
    • The U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative in Soviet Eyes
    • Soviet Arms Control Policy
  • 5. Alliance Reactions: Arms Control and Deterrence
    • Grounds for Western Consensus
    • Continuing Arms Control Efforts
    • Force Posture Improvements
    • Maintaining Stable Deterrence and Alliance Security
  • Notes
  • Index

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