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Nuclear Deterrence and Moral Restraint

Nuclear Deterrence and Moral Restraint
Critical Choices for American Strategy

Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy

Henry Shue,David Lewis, Robert E. Foelber;, C. A. J. Coady, George H. Quester, Harold A. Feiveson, Lutz Unterseher, Leon Sloss;, Steven Lee
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  • Date Published: February 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521389679


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  • This important collection of essays brings together the work of prominent philosophers, political scientists, policy analysts, and defence consultants. It takes as its point of departure two central tendencies in current nuclear strategy: mutual assured destruction (MAD) and nuclear utilization target selections (NUTS). The essays examine and assess the arguments for these and other positions on the spectrum of policy options, and elaborate the implications of this analysis for strategic policy and for the further pursuit of research into SDI, and other matters.

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    • Date Published: February 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521389679
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.595kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Henry Shue
    1. Having it both ways: the gradual wrong turn in American strategy Henry Shue
    2. Finite counterforce David Lewis
    3. Deterrence and the moral use of nuclear weapons Robert E. Foelber
    4. Escaping from the bomb: immoral deterrence and the problem of extrication C. A. J. Coady
    5. The necessary moral hypocrisy of the slide into mutual assured destruction George H. Quester
    6. Finite deterrence Harold A. Feiveson
    7. Defending Europe: toward a stable conventional deterrent Lutz Unterseher
    8. The case for deploying strategic defenses Leon Sloss
    9. Morality, the SDI and limited nuclear war Steven Lee.

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    Henry Shue


    Henry Shue,David Lewis, Robert E. Foelber;, C. A. J. Coady, George H. Quester, Harold A. Feiveson, Lutz Unterseher, Leon Sloss;, Steven Lee

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