It has been said that “weapons speak to the wise—but in general they need interpreters.” The Military Lens, writ- ten by political scientist Christopher P. Twomey, associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey, California, shows the difficulty of that quote. Twomey makes a strong case that differing military languages and doctrines explain otherwise puzzling examples of deterrence failure and escalation.
"The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference andDeterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations, by Christopher P. Twomey,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 68:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol68/iss1/14