Conventional Deterrence

Conventional Deterrence

Conventional Deterrence is a book about the origins of war. Why do nations faced with the prospect of large-scale conventional war opt for or against an offensive strategy? John J. Mearsheimer examines a number of crises that led to major conventional wars to explain why deterrence failed. He focuses first on Allied and German decision making in the years 1939–1940, analyzing why the Allies did not strike first against Germany after declaring war and, conversely,… (more)

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Publisher: Cornell University Press (August 21, 1985)

Collection: Cornell Studies in Security Affairs

Parent ISBN: 9780801493461

Page count: 296 pages

Language: English

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