Deterrence Theory

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Unformatted text preview: s theater, he wanted to send a message that he might just be crazy enough to use the bomb. Maybe the most rational response is to show irrationality. Deterrence Research Program Realist school of thought Governments behave rationally and would all respond the same way Not a lot of scholarship about transforming soviet hostility, but rather how to maintain a dangerous relationship Interaction between policy and academia Wide ranging group of scholars who sought to use their knowledge to figure out how to defeat the soviet union Scholars relied on the same theory models b/c: 1) most empirical work was classified 2) only one circumstance of the use of nukes These two changed theory and practice: Bernard Brodie Albert Wohlstetter Brodie Fundamentally...
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