In This Review
How To Make Nuclear Weapons Obsolete

How To Make Nuclear Weapons Obsolete

By Robert Jastrow

Little, Brown, 1985, 176 pp.

Written by a scientist with strong credentials, this is perhaps the most complete argument available in favor of Star Wars outside of official publications. The jargon-free quick pace should attract a wide range of readers, while the skeptics will remain unpersuaded, in part by the debatable assertions which are to be found in the analysis. One such of particular importance is the claim that even a leaky nuclear umbrella or shield will enhance the credibility of U.S. retaliation.