Cruise Missiles: Technology, Strategy, Politics

In This Review

Cruise Missiles: Technology, Strategy, Politics

Edited by Richard K. Betts
Brookings, 1981
612 pp. $32.95

"Cruise missile policy is a bucket of worms," Richard Betts concludes, "[but] one thing is clear: neither the benefits nor the disadvantages of cruise missiles are as revolutionary or as simple as either advocates or opponents originally believed." All aspects of cruise missiles as a multipurpose "family of weapons"-technical, economic, strategic, tactical, political and diplomatic-are impressively addressed in this expert study. A final chapter by the editor skillfully attempts to pull the 612-page work together. But a more concise book, with better "handles," would have reached a wider audience.

More Reviews on Military, Scientific, and Technological From This Issue

Browse All Capsule Reviews

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.