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Reluctant Warriors: The United States, the Soviet Union, and Arms Control
Reluctant Warriors: The United States, the Soviet Union, and Arms Control
By Coit D. Blacker
Freeman, 1987, 193 pp

A straightforward chronological narrative and analysis of arms control negotiations and maneuvering between the two superpowers. The author strives for and achieves an objectivity rare in this field. He concludes on a mild note of pessimism because each superpower is still too suspicious of the other's intentions. For the near term, he argues that to prevent matters from worsening the two sides should reaffirm and stick to the ABM treaty, rather than risk the unknown of SDI.