Much of this book is based on research conducted for my doctoral dissertation at the University of Southern California. Therefore, I would like to thank first and foremost my Ph.D. advisor, Dr. William R. Van Cleave, whose guidance, encouragement, and assistance with the dissertation was invaluable. I would also like to thank Dr. David S. Yost for reading and commenting on earlier drafts of the dissertation. In addition, I would like to recognize Dr. Keith B. Payne, who provided much of the encouragement that led me to undertake this book, and Dr. Charles Kupperman, who also provided valuable assistance.
I would like to express my appreciation to the following institutions that provided funding and/or research facilities while I was working on both the dissertation and the book: The USC Defense and Strategic Studies Program, The Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Pentagon, and the United States Senate.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge the assistance of my colleagues at the Republican Policy Committee who helped with the proofreading, and would especially like to thank Brenda Morton for helping with the final preparation of the manuscript.