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The United States and Disarmament
The United States and Disarmament
By Benjamin H. Williams
McGraw-Hill, 1931, 361 pp

A timely and substantial volume. The author examines in turn the possibility of making American interests secure by means of further naval development, and the prospect of attaining the same end by international understanding for the limitation of armaments. There is an introductory discussion of the evolution of sea-power and of the theory of naval supremacy, but the larger part of the volume is taken up with a review and analysis of the work of the various post-war conferences and with a discussion of the advantages of action through the League. The author is convinced that theories of sea-power are outworn, and that the future can be secured only through pacific methods.