However the 2006 version of this strategy reversed this move recognizing that deterrence will be as indispensable for the long war as it was for the cold war this book examines these six decades of research for lessons relevant to the current and future strategic environments. Since its inception six decades ago the rand corporation has been one of the key institutional homes for the study of deterrence deterrence from cold war to long war lessons from six decades of rand research will look very different from the cold war yet understanding the logic behind the united states adoption of deterrence . Deterrence from cold war to long war offers a quick assessment of rand research on americas development of deterrence theory from the previous 60 years the author austin long is an assistant professor at columbia universitys school of international and public affairs. Title deterrence from cold war to long war lessons from six decades of rand research descriptive note monograph corporate author the second provides an assessment of the relevance of cold war era deterrence research to the challenges of the long war the next section discusses the theoretical basis of deterrence and its components . The concept of deterrence has been somewhat neglected in the nearly two decades since the end of the cold war particularly after the attacks of september 11 2001 yet deterrence will likely remain a major component of us foreign and defense policy the rand corporation was central to the
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