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Essays on Arms Control and National Security

Essays on Arms Control and National Security

Edited by Bernard F. Halloran

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1987, 395 pp.

This book is an answer to a researcher's prayer: in one volume a collection of classic and near-classic articles has been assembled by the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency to honor its 25th anniversary. The essays span almost 40 years, starting with one of Bernard Brodie's pieces in 1948 and ending with "Maintaining Global Stability" by James Schlesinger. Still provocative and worth rereading is Thomas Schelling's "What Went Wrong With Arms Control?", in which he suggests that effective arms control ended with the ABM treaty in 1972. Notably absent from this collection, as well as many similar ones, is an essay evaluating the 25-year record of the agency itself.