Books: Rethinking the Unthinkable How To Make War by James F. Dunnigan

Morrow; 442 pages; $14.50

How To Make War by James F. Dunnigan; Morrow; 442 pages; $14.50

Hold the butter. The annual cost of the world's guns and other implements of war, says James Dunnigan, is currently $700 billion and rising. The U.S.S.R., which has long stressed quantity over quality, will further mortgage its economic future if it hopes to catch up with the military technology of the West. The expensive problem facing the U.S. and its allies is that increased complexity of weapons usually means a decrease in reliability. Service rivalries and political pressure do not help. Getting the...

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