These two Cambridge-based books both show Paul Doty's fine sensibility. Eden and Miller seek to explicate the underlying issues in the nuclear debate, complete with a model on a computer disk; the effort comes late--just as the nuclear issue recedes-but is nonetheless welcome. The Chayes-Doty volume is a meticulous treatment by distinguished contributors of a very specific question: assuming that nuclear deterrence will continue to depend on second-strike retaliation, how can the assuredness, provided by the paucity of strategic defense on both sides, be preserved?
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