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  1. Analysis, War, and Decision
    Why Intelligence Failures Are Inevitable
    World Politics, October 1978, pp. 61-89
  2. China: Getting the Questions Right
    The National Interest, Winter 2000, pp. 17-30
  3. Compound Deterrence vs. No-First-Use
    What's Wrong is What's Right
    Orbis, Winter 1985, pp. 697-718
  4. Reviews & Responses
    Compromised Command (Review)
    Waging Modern War, by General Wesley K. Clark
    1. Waging Modern War by General Wesley K. Clark
    Foreign Affairs, July 2001, pp. 126-132
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    Controlling Risks in the East-West Conflict (4 Reviews)
    Soviet Risk Taking and Crisis Behavior, by Hannes Adomeit
    1. Soviet Risk Taking and Crisis Behavior by Hannes Adomeit
    2. Managing U.S.-Soviet Rivalry by Alexander L. George
    3. The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces by Paul Bracken
    4. The Soviet Control Structure by William F. Scott and Harriet Fast Scott
    Problems of Communism, May 1984, pp. 75-81
  6. Conventional Deterrence
    Predictive Uncertainty and Policy Confidence
    World Politics, January 1985, pp. 153-179
  7. Cruise Missiles: Technology, Strategy, Politics (1981)
    3 Reviews
  8. Essays
    The Delusion of Impartial Intervention
    Foreign Affairs, November 1994, pp. 20-33
  9. The Downside of the Cutting Edge
    The National Interest, Fall 1996, pp. 80-83
  10. Enemies of Intelligence (2007)
    Knowledge and Power in American National Security
    1 Review
  11. How Will Iraq Strike Back?
    Pushed into a corner, Saddam Hussein would have every reason to empty his arsenal--on A...
    The American Conservative, January 27, 2003, pp. 9-12
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    International Politics (Review)
    War: Controlling Escalation, by Richard Smoke
    1. War: Controlling Escalation by Richard Smoke
    American Political Science Review, March 1979, pp. 355-356
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    International Politics (Review)
    When Governments Collide, by Wallace J. Thies
    1. When Governments Collide by Wallace J. Thies
    American Political Science Review, September 1981, p. 845
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    International Relations (Review)
    The Domestic Bases of Grand Strategy, by Richard Rosecrance and Arthur A. Stein
    1. The Domestic Bases of Grand Strategy by Richard Rosecrance and Arthur A. Stein
    American Political Science Review, September 1994, p. 807
  15. The Irony of Vietnam (1979)
    The System Worked
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  16. The Lesser Evil
    The National Interest, Summer 2001, pp. 53-66
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    The Lure of Military Society (Review)
    The New American Militarism, by Andrew J. Bacevich
    1. The New American Militarism by Andrew J. Bacevich
    The American Conservative, May 23, 2005, pp. 31-32
  18. Military Readiness (1995)
    Concepts, Choices, Consequences
    2 Reviews
  19. Vietnam as the Past
    Misadventure Revisited
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1983, pp. 94-113
  20. NATO's Mid-Life Crisis
    Foreign Affairs, Spring 1989, pp. 37-52
  21. Essays
    The New Threat of Mass Destruction
    Foreign Affairs, January 1998, pp. 26-41
  22. Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance (1987)
    2 Reviews
  23. Nuclear Proliferation and Regional Rivalry
    Speculations on South Asia
    Orbis, Spring 1979, pp. 167-184
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    Review (2 Reviews)
    From Changing the Guard to Guarding the Change
    1. National Security in the 1980s by W. Scott Thompson
    2. The United States in the 1980s by Peter Duignan and Alvin Rabushka
    Orbis, Summer 1981, pp. 433-446
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    Book Reviews (Review)
    The Weak in the World of the Strong, by Robert L. Rothstein
    1. The Weak in the World of the Strong by Robert L. Rothstein
    Political Science Quarterly, Fall 1978, pp. 549-550
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    Book Reviews (Review)
    Politics of Arms Control, by Duncan L. Clarke
    1. Politics of Arms Control by Duncan L. Clarke
    Political Science Quarterly, Fall 1980, pp. 513-514
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    Book Reviews (Review)
    Doubletalk, by Gerard Smith
    1. Doubletalk by Gerard Smith
    Political Science Quarterly, Fall 1981, p. 496
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    Book Reviews (Review)
    Politics and Force Levels, by Desmond Ball
    1. Politics and Force Levels by Desmond Ball
    Political Science Quarterly, Spring 1982, p. 140
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    Book Reviews (Review)
    Command in Crisis, by Joseph F. Bouchard
    1. Command in Crisis by Joseph F. Bouchard
    Political Science Quarterly, December 1992, pp. 771-772
  30. Security and Solidarity
    Nato's Balancing Act After the Deployment of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces
    The Brookings Review, Summer 1985, pp. 26-34
  31. Should Strategic Studies Survive?
    World Politics, October 1997, pp. 7-33
  32. The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy
    Tactical Advantages of Terror
    Political Science Quarterly, March 2002, pp. 19-36
  33. Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises (1977)
    4 Reviews
  34. Southeast Asia and U.S. Global Strategy
    Continuing Interests and Shifting Priorities
    Orbis, Summer 1985, pp. 351-386
  35. Surprise Attack (1982)
    Lessons for Defense Planning
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  36. Surprise Despite Warning
    Why Sudden Attacks Succeed
    Political Science Quarterly, Winter 1980, pp. 551-572
  37. Two Faces of Intelligence Failure
    September 11 and Iraq's Missing WMD
    Political Science Quarterly, December 2007, pp. 585-606
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    United States (Review)
    Command Decision and the Presidency, by R. Gordon Hoxie
    1. Command Decision and the Presidency by R. Gordon Hoxie
    The American Historical Review, December 1978, p. 1365
  39. Warning Dilemmas
    Normal Theory vs. Exceptional Theory
    Orbis, Winter 1983, pp. 828-832
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