Don`t Forget the Basics
Richard Ned Lebow, in Political Science Quarterly (Summer 1982), 2852 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-0148.
Calculating how many weapons were needed to maintain nuclear de- terrence was a simple matter when the United States enjoyed a clear military edge over the Soviet Union. But today, writes Lebow, professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins, the issue is far more murky. And U.S. military planners may be overstating our needs.
A key consideration is the U.S. "residual" force-how...