New Sources of Strategy

  • Lawrence FreedmanEmail author
  • Jeffrey Michaels


The decade following Dulles’s massive retaliation speech has been described as a ‘golden age’ of strategic studies. It saw the growing importance of civilians in framing the great policy debates of the nuclear age and then in influencing their outcome, whether as advisers from the think tanks or officials in government. Because this was such an intellectually fertile time it is possible to mythologise this period, assuming a greater homogeneity of approach and clarity of purpose than was the case.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Defence StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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