Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published February 28, 2017
The most concerning national security issues are: a reliable nuclear deterrent, the space enterprise, and the business of cyber. It is also time for a healthy dialogue about Goldwater-Nichols.
Christine Leah and Adam B. Lowther
Opponents of the nuclear arsenal fail to go beyond their desired end state and understand the consequences of such a world should they succeed in eliminating nuclear weapons.
Robert P. Haffa
The Trump administration needs consensus on a grand strategy and a defense budget adequate to underwrite those challenges. Selective Restraint, not primacy may be his strategic choice.
The US focus on defeating a cyber war threat will have to evolve into a focus on defeating a broader information warfare threat.
President Trump must decide whether or not to remain committed to the INF treaty. NATO allies will most likely face an ambiguous Russian stance.
Michael R. Kraig
Clausewitz took great care to provide graduated, partial, and controllable options for US military planners in East Asia. On War remains relevant into the twenty-first century.
Stephen J. Cimbala
A multipolar world of regional nuclear rivalries may create an unmanageable stress test for strategies built on realism or rational deterrence.
Author: Martin C. Libicki
Reviewed by: David Benson, SAASS
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