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The Military Problems of Non-Nuclear Strategies

  • Ken Booth
  • John Baylis

Abstract

While there are doubts about the ability of a non-nuclear defence policy to cope with nuclear blackmail there are even greater problems about the military effectiveness of such a strategy. Indeed in part the two difficulties are related. If the strategy is seen to be militarily suspect (as will be suggested here) then the chances of nuclear blackmail being used (successfully) will be increased.

Keywords

Nuclear Weapon Conventional Strategy Territorial Defence Defence Policy Offensive Strategy 
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Notes

  1. 15.
    John J. Mearsheimer, Conventional Deterrence ( Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1983 ), pp. 19–20.Google Scholar

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© Ken Booth and John Baylis 1989

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  • Ken Booth
  • John Baylis

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