State of Doom: Bernard Brodie, the Bomb, and the Birth of the Bipolar World (BOK)

Barry Scott Zellen

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The book examines Bernard Brodie's strategic and philosophical response to the nuclear age, embedding his work within the classical theories of Carl von Clausewitz. Bernard Brodie (1910-1978) was a leading 20th century theorist and philosopher of war. A key architect of American nuclear strategy, Brodie was one of the first civilian defense intellectuals to cross over into the military world. "State of Doom" explores Brodie's evolution as a theorist and his response to the technological innovations that transformed warfare from WWII to the Vietnam War. It situates his theoretical development within the classical theories of Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), as Brodie came to be known as "America's Clausewitz." While his first influential works focused on naval strategy, his most lasting impact came within the field of nuclear strategic thinking. Brodie helped conceptualize America's strategy of deterrence, later taking into account America's loss of nuclear monopoly, thermonuclear weapons, and intercontinental missiles. This in-depth exploration of Brodie's strategic and philosophical response to the nuclear age and of his effort to reconcile Clausewitz's theories to the new challenges of the nuclear era will make this book a must read to anyone in strategic studies, international relations, and philosophy of war.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Barry Scott Zellen
ISBN 9781441124623
Antall sider 480 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 544 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form International relations, Defence strategy, planning & research, Nuclear weapons