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Limited War Revisited
Limited War Revisited
By Robert E. Osgood
Westview Press, 1979, 124 pp

Those who read Robert Osgood's pioneering study of limited war published in 1957 will be especially interested in his latest volume. The "lessons" of Vietnam are drawn-as are the limits to those lessons. But most interesting is Osgood's sophisticated discussion of the implications, for the limited use of force, of the Soviet Union's growing tendency to exploit conflicts in the Third World, and the need to contain this trend. This elegant and carefully woven essay should be widely read.