The New Nuclear Rules: Strategy And Arms Control After INF And Start

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The New Nuclear Rules: Strategy And Arms Control After INF And Start

By James L. George
St. Martin's Press, 1990
194 pp.
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A former congressional staffer and assistant director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Reagan administration, George argues in this slim, provocative book for a comprehensive program of reductions. America's bomber and missile inventory has hardly changed in twenty-five years. "In the 1960s unrestrained weapons could catch up with strategy. In the 1990s strategy might have to catch up with restrained weapons." In this context, "all of the current new strategic systems should probably be canceled," pending a review. His call for a strategy linking weapons and arms control is not new, but it is apt after a decade of "an almost eerie absence of official . . . statements on nuclear strategy."

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