Power and Madness: The Logic of Nuclear Coercion

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INDEX
Abrams tank, see M-1 tank
Actual commitment, see Commitment, actual
Advanced technology bomber (ATB), see "Stealth" bomber
AH-64 helicopter, 227
Allison, Graham, 12, 115, 214
Analytic paradigm, 57-60
Ann Arbor address, 29, 78
Apache helicopter, see AH-64 helicopter
Argentina, 143
Assured Destruction, 30, 99
B-2 bomber, see "Stealth" bomber
B-52 bomber, 139
Ball, Desmond, 37, 139-40
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 64
Benes + ̆, Eduard, 101
Berlin, 114, 120-21, 174-75
Berlin crisis ( 1961), 42
Birmingham, 144
Blair, Bruce, 30-31, 37, 152-53, 200. 211, 216
Bluffing, 38, 110-12, 121-22, 123, 124, 128, 130-33, 210
Bracken, Paul, 153, 159-60, 211, 228
Bradley fighting vehicle, 227
Brinkmanship, 23
Brodie, Bernard, 11, 137, 141-42
Brown, Harold, 27, 33, 36, 38, 39-40
Bureaucratic politics, 12-13
Carter administration, 32
Chiang Kai-shek, 114
Chicken, game of, 9, 109, 120, 126
Chile, 143
China, 26, 114, 144
Coercibility, 85-90, 162-63, 181-82
Coercion, modes of, 90-106, 193-94, 201; see also Denial; Punishment; Retaliation
Coercive power, see Power, coercive
Coercive strategies, see Strategies, coercive
Cognitive/cybernetic paradigm, 57-60
Cognitive failure, 13, 16, 66-67, 68-70, 125, 132, 164-65, 166-67, 186-88, 201
Cognitive psychology, see Psychology, cognitive
Collective decision-making, see Decision centers, collective
Collective rationality, see Rationality, collective
Command, control, and communications (C3) , 6, 16, 36-38, 125, 139-40, 152-53, 159-60, 164, 166, 176-77, 200, 211-12, 214-20, 222-24
Commitment, actual, 44-46, 107-34; credible, 22, 43-46, 85, 107, 127-33,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • INTROOUCTION 1
  • 1 - Mad and the Nuclear Deterrence Problem 19
  • 2 - Rationality and Irrationality 47
  • 3 - Coercive Power and Coercive Strategies 82
  • 4 - Credible Commitment and Modes of Commitment 107
  • 5 - Nuclear Weapons and Conflict Limitation 135
  • 6 - Doomsday Machines 155
  • 7 - Coercion and Contingently Irrational Behavior 171
  • 8 - Theory and Policy 203
  • Notes 231
  • Index 265
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