A Tribute to Bernard Brodie and (Incidentally) to RAND
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Reviews the development of professional military strategy during the 1950s and Brodie’s contribution to it. As this new academic profession grew in size and influence the leading intellects of the movement — at Yale, Princeton, SRI, ORO, Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, Harvard and RAND — became known to each other and to the public. Among the originators of the profession, Bernard Brodie was first in time and in distinction. He wrote [Layman’s Guide to Naval Strategy, The Absolute Weapon, Strategy in the Missile Age, Escalation and the Nuclear Option], and [War and Politics]. He, more than anyone else, helped us learn to think about surviving in a nuclear weapon world.
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