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On Escalation: Metaphors and Scenarios

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In this widely discussed and influential book, Herman Kahn probes the dynamics of escalation and demonstrates how the intensification of conflict can be depicted by means of a definite escalation ladder, ascent of which brings opponents closer to all-out war. At each rung of the ladder, before the climb proceeds, decisions must be made based on numerous choices. Some are clear and obvious, others obscure, but the options are always there. Thermonuclear annihilation, says Kahn, is unlikely to come through accident; but ...

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On Escalation: Metaphors and Scenarios
2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138529120

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On Escalation: Metaphors and Scenarios
2009, Routledge, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781412811620

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On Escalation: Metaphors and Scenarios
1986, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313251634

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