Superpowers at Sea: An Assessment of the Naval Arms Race

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRichard Fieldhouse, Shunji Taoka

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The arms race at sea is a dangerous nuclear race which is causing growing international concern and must be brought under control. What are the hard facts about the situation? This book documents the realities of the competition - especially the nuclearization of naval forces - and dispelssome of the myths surrounding the naval arms race. This incisive analysis of naval forces of the East and West concludes that, contrary to common perceptions, the US and its allies have a considerable military advantage over the Soviet Navy, a trend which is expected to continue for the foreseeablefuture. The authors describe in detail the widespread nuclearization of naval forces of all five nuclear navies, analyse the implications for security and arms control, and conclude with suggestions for possible arms control measures.

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The arms race at sea is a dangerous nuclear race which is causing growing international concern and must be brought under control. What are the hard facts about the situation? This book documents the realities of the competition - especially the nuclearization of naval forces - and dispelssome of the myths surrounding the naval arms ra...

Richard Fieldhouse is a Research Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Shunji Taoka is a Senior Editor of AERA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198291353

ISBN - 13:9780198291350

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'sensible, balanced and unemotional ... a most useful introduction to what is likely to be one of the most interesting issues of the next few years ... much recommended'Geoffrey Till, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol.13, No.4, Dec '90