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The Future of Conflict in the 1980s

The Future of Conflict in the 1980s

Edited by William J. Taylor, Jr. and Steven A. Maaranen

Lexington Books, 1983, 504 pp.

This volume defies brief description, for it goes into a host of topics, from energy to the oceans to terrorism to space, to say nothing of common or garden wars, with hypothetical "scenarios" dotting the text throughout. One general idea is that there will be conflict aplenty in the near and intermediate future, and that most of it will be low-intensity conflict, for which America ought to be but is not well prepared. James Schlesinger and Robert Komer lead off and lend some authority and tone to the book, but their presentations are too brief to be very helpful.