Cover: Anyone for Dominoes?

Anyone for Dominoes?

Published 1975

by James H. Hayes

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Calls for a complete rethinking of U.S. foreign policy and military strategy. The international alliances are falling apart--for example, a bilateral treaty with Germany would accomplish as much without the cumbersome and unrealistic NATO apparatus. The concept of limited conventional war has failed us miserably. We had better find out how to do it, or else disabuse ourselves of the concept and seek a viable alternative. The time is here for the American people, the American press, the American scholars, and the American military community to begin debating what the next 25 years will look like. The two dangers we must avoid are isolationism and unilateral disarmament--otherwise our enemies may well defeat us without our knowing it. We must not be hampered by feeling guilty simply because we are rich and powerful. Strength does not make nations immoral, any more than smallness makes nations noble. 3 pp.

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