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The subject of deterrence fell away from the forefront of American strategic thinking during the three decades following the fall of the Soviet Union. Our ability to deter much weaker states by denying them the ability to achieve their aims was long assumed. But today there is a new global security situation that makes it imperative for American military officers and security specialists to begin to relearn the fundamental tenets of this aspect of national security.
The purpose of this volume is to contribute to that campaign of learning by drawing on some of the excellent scholarship published in the Naval War College Review during the Cold War and the decades since. Some of the articles included here lay out a few of the fundamentals of the theories of deterrence.
U.S. Naval War College Press
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport Papers, Deterrence, Cold War, Russia, China
Ayer, Robert C.; Raymond, Jack; Gray, Colin S.; Snow, Donald M.; Ohlert, Edward J.; Burke, Jerome J.; Lindsey, George R.; Stires, Hunter; Goldsmith, Sam; Kline, Jeffrey E.; Hughes, Wayne P. Jr.; and Murray, William S., "Deterrence: Selected Articles from the Naval War College Review" (2022). Newport Papers. 46.