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From the Archives Short notes about selected documents, research reports, and reference works of special significance. Selected and annotated by Armed Forces and Society book review editor James A. Stegenga of Purdue University's political science department. Becker, Abraham S., THE BURDEN OF SOVIET DEFENSE: A POLITICAL-ECONOMIC ESSAY. Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406. Report * R-2752-AF. October 1981. 86 pp. $7.50 Becker concludes that the Soviet arms buildup since the mid- I 960s reflects "the top leadership's perception of priority national interests" (rather than mainly as a response to external threats or as a "simple function of the size and growth of the economy"). But it will be increasingly difficult for the sagging Soviet economy to sustain this buildup in the years ahead. Builder, Carl H. and Morlie H. Graubard, THE INTER- NATIONAL LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CONCEPT OF ASSURED DESTRUCTION. Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406. Report # R- 2804-FF. January 1982. 58 pp. $7.50 After sketching the basic notions of the law of war (chiefly, the prin- ciples of proportionality and discrimination), the writers assess the legality of assured destruction and nuclear deterrence policies. As such international http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Armed Forces & Society SAGE

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From the Archives Short notes about selected documents, research reports, and reference works of special significance. Selected and annotated by Armed Forces and Society book review editor James A. Stegenga of Purdue University's political science department. Becker, Abraham S., THE BURDEN OF SOVIET DEFENSE: A POLITICAL-ECONOMIC ESSAY. Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406. Report * R-2752-AF. October 1981. 86 pp. $7.50 Becker concludes that the Soviet arms buildup since the mid- I 960s reflects "the top leadership's perception of priority national interests" (rather than mainly as a response to external threats or as a "simple function of the size and growth of the economy"). But it will be increasingly difficult for the sagging Soviet economy to sustain this buildup in the years ahead. Builder, Carl H. and Morlie H. Graubard, THE INTER- NATIONAL LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CONCEPT OF ASSURED DESTRUCTION. Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406. Report # R- 2804-FF. January 1982. 58 pp. $7.50 After sketching the basic notions of the law of war (chiefly, the prin- ciples of proportionality and discrimination), the writers assess the legality of assured destruction and nuclear deterrence policies. As such international
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