While specifically defining many of the technical terms that have made this subject so inaccessible, Michael Mandelbaum discusses the weapons systems and nuclear doctrine of both the United States and the Soviet Union along with their predicted impact on the future of the arms race.
Michael Mandelbaum is an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Richard Ullman, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University:
"Mendelbaum's cogent and timely book is a provocative antidote to the current wave of apocalyptic tracts. It is a superbly dispassionate introduction to a passion-laden subject."