Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published August 27, 2019
Has de-escalation become the goal of US power and the default position to such an extent that many policy makers, advisors, and pundits are self-deterred by the thought of military escalation?
Comment on Article
Did the tranquility of the immediate post–Cold War period lead to optimism that no longer exists, and could premature abandoning of nuclear deterrence unintentionally precipitate its failure?
Historically, US alliance relations have been characterized by more uncertainty—and less restraint and reassurance; but is NATO, and the US broader alliance network, robust enough to survive?
If China’s BRI-related actions represent a strategic effort to improve its diplomatic, economic, and security interests, what US actions are required to compete in the Asia-Pacific?
Should Congress recognize the inherent importance of assessing the defense infrastructure when defense strategy changes and link a new round of BRAC to the release of a new defense strategy?
Will possession of nuclear weapons give a new nuclear weapons state greater ability to compel others by threatening nuclear escalation—even outside a crisis situation?
Are the risks of cyber escalation exaggerated and overblown or if cyberspace is in fact an environment that generates severe escalation risks, why has cyber escalation not yet occurred?
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