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The Nuclear Debate: Deterrence and the Lapse of Faith
The Nuclear Debate: Deterrence and the Lapse of Faith
By Robert W. Tucker
Holmes & Meier, 1985, 132 pp
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A thought-provoking and original essay which examines the growth of skepticism about the present system of nuclear deterrence. Tucker resists predicting the ultimate outcome, but he views the nuclear debate of this decade as an important "lapse of faith" in deterrence and he doubts there will ever be a full restoration of confidence.