In This Review
Strategic Options for the Early Eighties: What Can Be Done

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.
Strategic Deterrence in the 1980s

Strategic Deterrence in the 1980s

By Roger D. Speed

Hoover Press, 1979, 174 pp.

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.