In this Newport Paper, Frank G. Goldman questions the adequacy of traditional nonproliferation strategies to deter the spread of nuclear weapons. While the subject is sensitive and the proposed solution perhaps radical, Mr. Goldman's argument is one that merits discussion. He examines counter-proliferation as an alternative, supplemental strategy-a potentially valuable approach which the nation should not dismiss. Acknowledging the severe obstacles in the way of its employment, he contends that counter-proliferation offers a way to fill an important policy void.
Mr. Goldman's careful and responsible exploration of the international legal aspects of counter-proliferation makes this work especially valuable. Its publication should stimulate productive thought and generate insight on a subject vital to the security community, precisely the goals of the Naval War College's Newport Papers .
Goldman, Frank Gibson, "The International Legal Ramification of United States Counter-Proliferation Strategy" (1997). The Newport Papers. 11.