In This Review

Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises
Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises
By Richard K. Betts
Harvard University Press, 1977, 320 pp

An excellent use of analysis to separate policy fact from speculative fiction, disproving the widely held assumption that military professionals are more aggressive than civilian leaders in advocating the use of force. The study concludes that military advice has been most influential when it has counseled against military intervention. An extremely important study for Washington officials and students of defense policy.