Secrecy And The Arms Race A Theory of the Accumulation of Strategic Weapons and How Secrecy Affects It

By: McGuire, Martin C.

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Graphs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright, though with a bit of beginning rippling from humidity changes over the years. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and small tears, along with some light rubbing and wrinkling and one smallish chip to the top front flap joint. "An arms race denotes a rapid, competitive increase in the quantity or quality of instruments of military or naval power by rival states in peacetime. What it connotes is a game with a logic of its own. Typically, in popular depictions of arms races, the political calculations that start and regulate the pace of the game remain obscure. As Charles H. Fairbanks, Jr. , has noted, “The strange result is that the activity of the other side, and not one’s own resources, plans, and motives, becomes the determinant of one’s behavior. ” And what constitutes the “finish line” of the game is the province of assertion, rather than analysis. Many onlookers, and some participants, have claimed that the likelihood of war increases as the accumulation of arms proceeds apace." (history channel)

Title: Secrecy And The Arms Race A Theory of the Accumulation of Strategic Weapons and How Secrecy Affects It

Author Name: McGuire, Martin C.

Categories: war,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1965

ISBN Number: 0674796659

ISBN Number 13: 9780674796652

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A38107

Keywords: War Martin C. Mcguire Politics Public Policy Economics Arms Race Strategic Weapons War,