A discourse on the roles of strategy and tactics in a world that possesses both thermonuclear weapons and the experience of almost unlimited war. The author states that the defense problem is more likely to be solved by strategy and national policy than by tactics. (Presented before the Graduate Institute of International Studies at Geneva, Switzerland, May 1956. Published in Thursfield, Barclay, and Yool (eds.), Brassey's Annual: The Armed Forces Yearbook, Macmillan, New York, 1956.)
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