Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century

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93. See, for example, Roger Speed and Michael May, “Dangerous Doctrine,”

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 61, no. 2 (March/April 2005): 38–49; David Mc-

Donough, Nuclear Superiority: The ‘New Triad’ and the Evolution of Nuclear Strategy,

Adelphi Paper No. 383 (New York: Routledge, 2006), 63–84; and Lawrence

Freedman, Deterrence (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004), 2, 24, 84.

94. Ivo Daalder, quoted in Michael Gordon, “Nuclear Arms: For Deterrence

or Fighting?” New York Times, 11 March 2002, A-1.

95. See, for example, Seymour Melman, “Limits of Military Power,” New

York Times, 17 October 1980, 31.

96. James Carroll, “The Paradox of Missile Defense,” Boston Globe, 5 June

2007, A-11; see also David Rupp, “Democratic Senator Says Bush Policies Increase

Risk of Nuclear Abyss,” Global Security Newswire, 29 January 2004,

97. Tom Scheber and Keith Payne, Examination of U.S. Strategic Forces Policy

and Capabilities (Fairfax, VA: National Institute for Public Policy, February

2008), 4.

98. As quoted in “Nuclear Weapons ‘Immoral,’ Say Religious, Scientific

Leaders,” Los Angeles Times, 9 March 2004,

99. Robert Scheer, “Commentary: A Nuclear Road of No Return: Bush’s Bid

for New Kinds of Weapons Could Put the World on a Suicidal Course,” Los Angeles

Times, 13 May 2003, B-13.

100. William Arkin, “Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable,” Los Angeles

Times (, 10 March 2002,


101. Crouch, Special Briefing.

102. This anecdote is recounted in Elting Morison, Men, Machines, and

Modern Times (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1966), 17–18.

103. Ibid., 18.

104. Ibid.


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