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Nuclear blackmail and nuclear balance

by Richard K. Betts

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Published by Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World politics -- 1945-1989.,
  • Military history, Modern -- 20th century.,
  • Nuclear warfare.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRichard K. Betts.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD843 .B486 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 240 p. ;
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2384525M
    ISBN 100815709366, 0815709358
    LC Control Number87013384

    Richard Betts' thoughtful work is also testimony to the notion that historical evidence can be brought to bear on strategic issues more often than it is. Building on the work of his former Brookings Institution colleagues, Barry Blechman and Stephen Kaplan, he addresses the question of whether perceptions of the U.S.-Soviet nuclear balance have affected American behavior in crises. Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance Richard K. Betts In numerous crises after World War II—Berlin, Korea, the Taiwan Straits, and the Middle East—the United States resorted to vague threats to use nuclear weapons in order to deter Soviet or Chinese military action.

      7 Betts, Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance (Washington DC: Brookings, ), ch. 2. The Korean War saw ambiguous remarks by Truman during a press conference, in which he stated that ‘every weapon’ was under consideration for the conflict. The Berlin crisis saw the movement of 60 B bombers, famous for their role in Hiroshima and Author: David S. McDonough. The best review of the arguments, and indeed of the neorevisionist debate generally, is to be found in Richard K. Betts’s volume, Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance. (Incidentally, Betts’s concise and evenhanded book would be a good alternative to the .

    Currently, nuclear weapons can be afforded by not only the most powerful nations in the world. Most likely, on the contrary, when nuclear weapons are no longer a secret, under conditions of blackmail by superpowers, the only guarantor of sovereignty and survival of small countries is the possession of nuclear weapons. concept is ubiquitous in both nuclear theory and nuclear policy discus-sions, before and after the Cold War.1 1For examples of Cold War and post Cold War arguments hinging on secure second strike arguments see Richard K. Betts, Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance (Washington DC: Brookings Institution ) and Thomas Christensen, ‘The.


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