Psychology and deterrence
Johns Hopkins University Press, Dec 1, 1985 - History - 270 pages
"A provocative collection."--David C. Unger, New York Times Now available in paperback, Psychology and Deterrence reveals deterrence strategy's hidden and generally simplistic assumptions about the nature of power and aggression, threat and response, and calculation and behavior in the international arena.
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Approach and Assumptions
Perceiving and Coping with Threat
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