Original essays deal with many aspects of the complex problems of arms control. This volume also provides an understanding of the political, strategic, technological, and bureaucratic constraints affecting the development of arms control policies by major powers.
J. I. Coffey surveys weapons technology and its military and political implications for the 1970s. He assesses in simple terms the factors involved in this complex and difficult subject. This study synthesizes technical and non-technical considerations across the whole range of national security issues affected by strategic power-war fighting, deterrence, Communist behavior, alliance relationships, nuclear proliferation, and arms control.