Naval War College Review


Gary L. Sojka


Of the many individuals who have helped shape the theory and practice of American national security policy in the post-World War II era, few have had as continuing an influence as Paul H. Nitze. Even a partial listing of his achievements is enough to demonstrate the degree of his importance: The principal author of the 1946 Summary Report (Pacific War) to the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS), he produced one of the seminal works on the strategic implications of nuclear weapons.