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Strategy for the West
Strategy for the West
By Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor
Morrow, 1954, 180 pp

Sir John Slessor, an experienced strategist and former Chief of the Air Staff, proposes a military and political strategy to deal with the Soviet Communist danger in an age of atomic and hydrogen bombs. Regarding the nuclear weapons as indispensable to avert a general war, he counts on a proper combination of diplomatic means and conventional weapons to check Communism and, eventually, to drive it behind its own frontiers. The book provides much food for thought, though there are some disturbing gaps in the author's argument.