Another in a series of studies concerned with the general theory of air strategy in a nuclear age. The present study deals with some of the peculiar and historically novel requirements of a deterrence posture. The argument presented is that modern deterrence is like traditional deterrence in some respects, but differs in that today deterrence of total war is considered a policy that must go permanently unchallenged. A deterrence strategy diverges significantly from a strategy which emphasizes ability to win if war comes. (Also published as P-1405.)
Brodie, Bernard, The Anatomy of Deterrence. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1958. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_memoranda/RM2218.html. Also available in print form.
Brodie, Bernard, The Anatomy of Deterrence, RAND Corporation, RM-2218, 1958. As of November 29, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_memoranda/RM2218.html