The Strategy of Conflict
A series of closely interrelated essays on game theory, this book deals with an area in which progress has been least satisfactory--the situations where there is a common interest as well as conflict between adversaries: negotiations, war and threats of war, criminal deterrence, extortion, tacit bargaining. It proposes enlightening similarities between, for instance, maneuvering in limited war and in a traffic jam; deterring the Russians and one's own children; the modern strategy of terror and the ancient institution of hostages.
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3 BARGAINING, COMMUNICATION, AND LIMITED WAR Limited war requires
limits; so do strategic maneuvers if they are to be stabilized short of war. But limits
require agreement or at least some kind of mutual recognition and acquiescence.
Thomas C. Schelling. limited, and they were prepared to exercise skill and
caution themselves, they may simply have felt that the process that leads to
bigger and bigger wars is not one that they or we fully understand or can foresee,
and that ...
APPENDIX A NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND LIMITED WAR * With the development
of small-size, small-yield nuclear weapons Suitable for local use by ground
troops with modest equipment, and with the development of nuclear depth
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This is one of the most important books on Game Theory, and also, thankfully, one of the more accessible (certainly much more so than von Neumann's and Morgenstern's book). His main theses are that ... Read full review
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