Nuclear Heuristics: Table of Contents

Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds, Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).

    • Table of Contents

Preface (2009) by Henry Sokolski

Acknowledgments (2009)

Introduction: Albert & Roberta Wohlstetter on Nuclear-Age Strategy (2009) by Robert Zarate

I. Analysis and Design of Strategic Policy

Commentary: How He Worked (2009) by Henry S. Rowen

Theory and Opposed-Systems Design (1968) by Albert Wohlstetter

II. Nuclear Deterrence

Commentary: On Nuclear Deterrence (2009) by Alain C. Enthoven

The Delicate Balance of Terror (1958) by Albert Wohlstetter

Excerpts on “Missile Gap” from General Comments on Senator Kennedy’s National Security Speeches (1960) by Albert Wohlstetter

On the Genesis of Nuclear Strategy: Letter to Michael Howard (1968) by Albert Wohlstetter

III. Nuclear Proliferation

Commentary: Timely Warnings Still–The Wohlstetters and Nuclear Proliferation (2009) by Henry Sokolski

Nuclear Sharing: NATO and the N + 1 Country (1961) by Albert Wohlstetter

Spreading the Bomb without Quite Breaking the Rules (1976) by Albert Wohlstetter

The Buddha Smiles: U.S. Peaceful Aid and the Indian Bomb (1978) by Roberta Wohlstetter

Signals, Noise and Article IV (1979) by Albert Wohlstetter, Gregory S. Jones and Roberta Wohlstetter

Nuclear Triggers and Safety Catches, the “FSU” and the “FSRs” (1992) by Albert Wohlstetter

IV. Arms Race Myths vs. Strategic Competition’s Reality

Commentary: Arms Race Myths vs. Strategic Competition’s Reality (2009) by Richard Perle

The Case for Strategic Force Defense (1969) by Albert Wohlstetter

Racing Forward? Or Ambling Back? (1976) by Albert Wohlstetter

On Arms Control: What We Should Look for in an Arms Agreement (1985) by Albert & Roberta Wohlstetter

Arms Control that Could Work (1985) by Albert Wohlstetter and Brian G. Chow

V. Towards Discriminate Deterrence

Commentary: Towards Discriminate Deterrence (2009) by Stephen J. Lukasik

Strength, Interest and New Technologies (1968) by Albert Wohlstetter

How Much is Enough? How Mad is MAD? (1974) by Albert Wohlstetter

Bishops, Statesmen, and Other Strategists on the Bombing of Innocents (1983) by Albert Wohlstetter

Connecting the Elements of the Strategy: Excerpt from Discriminate Deterrence (1988) by the Commission on Integrated Long Term Strategy

RPM, or Revolutions by the Minute (1992) by Albert Wohlstetter

VI. Limiting and Managing New Risks

Commentary: Strategy as a Profession in the Future Security Environment (2009) by Andrew W. Marshall

End of the Cold War? End of History and All War? Excerpt from an Outline for a Memoir (1989) by Albert Wohlstetter

The Fax Shall Make You Free (1990) by Albert Wohlstetter

The Bitter End: The Case for Re-Intervention in Iraq (1991) by Albert Wohlstetter and Fred S. Hoffman

What the West Must Do in Bosnia: An Open Letter to President Clinton (1993) by Albert Wohlstetter and Margaret Thatcher

Boris Yeltsin as Abraham Lincoln? (1995) by Albert Wohlstetter

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