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NATO's Conventional Defenses
NATO's Conventional Defenses
By Stephen J. Flanagan
Ballinger, 1988, 172 pp

As conventional arms control in Europe comes onto the agenda, so too will the debate about how much defense NATO needs move from the specialists to the politicians. This book is a thoughtful primer to that debate. Flanagan's careful analysis leaves him-and the reader-appropriately skeptical of panaceas for the problems in technology, doctrine, weapons or arms control.