The 1990's will see the emergence of a new and qualitatively different world order that will require United States to recast its traditional approaches to foreign policy and national security. For four decades national security policy in the United States, largely defined by the superpower rivalry, was heavily dependent upon strategic nuclear deterrence. Today, as the era of bipolarity recedes, we may confidently expect new and different challenges to our important interest abroad.
Hooker, Richard D. Jr. and Waddell, Ricky L.
"The Future of Conventional Deterrence,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 45
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol45/iss3/8