A breezy swing through arms races, nuclear strategy and a miscellany of other contemporary strategic fare. Gray is a prolific writer on these subjects, and little here is new, but his theme--that technology does not drive strategy, but rather the other way around--may prove exceptionable to some. Gray acknowledges the end of the Cold War but does not dwell on it, and his writing draws on a generally conservative and pessimistic view of mankind's ability to wage peace.
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