South Asia: The War That Must Never Be Fought

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chapter 10 is about nuclear-armed India and Pakistan and the dilemma that confronts them today. Despite sporadic efforts on the part of leaders in both countries, the basic military relationship is dominated by a Pakistani deterrence strategy of threatening the use of short-range nuclear weapons and an Indian counter-terrorism strategy based on the potential for a quick conventional thrust into Pakistan. The combination appears to be a catastrophe waiting to happen. The author dispassionately analyzes how the two countries think about nuclear weapons, and whether they can extricate themselves from the combustible situation in which they are enmeshed.

The War That Must Never Be Fought: Dilemmas in Nuclear Deterrence - Chapter 10, Edited by George P. Shultz... by Hoover Institution


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