'Strange' War Revisited
Stephen Peter Rosen, in
International Security (Fall 1982), The
Revisited MIT Press (Journals), 28 Carleton St.,
Cambridge, Mass. 021 42.
The doctrine of "limited war" still shapes how and why U.S. conven-
tional forces would fight in such far-off trouble-spots as the Persian
Gulf. Yet, despite the failure of this doctrine in Vietnam, the theory of
limited war has never been revised.
According to Rosen, an aide to the Secretary of Defense, Robert
Osgood and Thomas Schelling, both...