Part of the Themes for the 21st Century series
As a concept, deterrence has launched a thousand books and articles.
It has dominated Western strategic thinking for more than four decades.
In this important and groundbreaking new book, Lawrence Freedman develops a distinctive approach to the evaluation of deterrence as both a state of mind and a strategic option.
This approach is applied to post-cold war crisis management, and the utility and relevance of the concept is addressed in relation to US strategic practice post-9/11, particularly in the light of the apparent preference of the Bush Administration for the alternative concept of pre-emption.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Polity Press
- Publication Date: 10/03/2004
- Category: International relations
- ISBN: 9780745631127
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