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NUCLEAR HEURISTICS: SELECTED WRITINGS OF ALBERT And ROBERTA WOHLSTETTER

NUCLEAR HEURISTICS: SELECTED WRITINGS OF ALBERT And ROBERTA WOHLSTETTER

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Robert Zarate Henry Sokolski Editors January 2009 Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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NUCLEAR HEURISTICS:SELECTED WRITINGS OFALBERT AND ROBERTA WOHLSTETTERRobert ZarateHenry SokolskiEditors January 2009
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CONTENTS
Preface
 Henry Sokolski..................................................................viiAcknowledgments..................................................................xi
Introduction
 Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter on Nuclear-Age Strategy
 Robert Zarate........................................................................1
I. Analysis and Design of Strategic Policy
.......................91Commentary:
How He Worked
 Henry S. Rowen................................................................ 93
Theory and Opposed-Systems Design
(1968)Albert Wohlstetter...........................................................123
II. Nuclear Deterrence
....................................................... 165Commentary:
On Nuclear Deterrence
 Alain C. Enthoven...........................................................167
The Delicate Balance of Terror 
(1958)Albert Wohlstetter...........................................................177Excerpts on “Missile Gap” from
General Comments onSenator Kennedy’s
 
National Security Speeches
 (circa 1960)Albert Wohlstetter...........................................................213
On the Genesis of Nuclear Strategy
: Letter to MichaelHoward (1968)Albert Wohlstetter...........................................................217

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