NATO's inberent Difficulties
FOREIGN POLICY & DEFENSE
the science, or art, of crisis management.
But Cohen argues that the 1962 showdown offers little "historical guidance for American statesmen." When JFK stood "eyeball to eye- ball" with Khrushchev, the United States had nuclear superiority and, indeed, a "first strike" -capability. Future conflicts will occur under conditions of approximate nuclear parity. The strength of conventional forces will play a larger role, and America's...