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The Nuclear Dilemma In American Strategic Thought
The Nuclear Dilemma In American Strategic Thought
By Robert E. Osgood
Westview Press, 1988, 138 pp
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Published posthumously, this book returns to a lifelong interest of Osgood's: American attitudes toward military force. His prose is clear and his insights are arresting-why, for example, should retaliatory use of nuclear weapons be regarded as of a morally different order than first use? The breadth of analysis reminds us how much we have lost with Osgood's passing.