Naval War College Review


Jon Greene


The Coming Crisis is a series of essays by noted scholars in the field of national se- curity affairs examining the effects of continued nuclear weapons proliferation and the potential for regional nuclear cri- ses. While one can argue that use of nu- clear weapons by a rogue state today is more likely than it was during the Cold War, discussion of what the United States could and should do if deterrence fails has been noticeably absent in recent years. The authors revive this discussion and, in doing so, contribute significantly to the study of proliferation.