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Nuclear Strategy and National Style
Nuclear Strategy and National Style
By Colin S. Gray
Hamilton Press (with ABT Books), 1986, 363 pp

Colin Gray's provocative argument is that there are distinctive national styles in nuclear politics, based on history and culture, and that the United States consistently misreads the U.S.S.R. Moscow does not share the U.S. approach to deterrence, nor our concept of strategic stability, and uses arms control as an instrument in waging the political struggle. Gray's argument is sophisticated and knowledgeable. This is a book that deserves to be taken seriously and, some would say, requires a response.