Strategic Options for the Early Eighties: What Can Be Done; Strategic Deterrence in the 1980s

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Strategic Options for the Early Eighties: What Can Be Done

Edited by William R. van Cleave and W. Scott Thompson
National Strategy Information Center, 1979
200 pp. $4.00
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Strategic Deterrence in the 1980s

By Roger D. Speed
Hoover Press, 1979
174 pp. $7.95
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These two contributions to the debate on strategy emphasize the growing vulnerability of U.S. land-based nuclear forces to a Soviet strike in the early to mid-1980s. The value of the Scott Thompson-Van Cleave book lies in its listing of specific steps that might be taken, ranging from "quick fixes" such as accelerating cruise missile development to ballistic missile defense and civil defense.

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