East v. West: The Balance of Military Power An Illustrated Assessment Comparing the Weapons and Capabilities of NATO and the Warsaw Pact by D. M. O. Miller, Willam V. Kennedy, John Jordan & Douglas Richardson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Salamander, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Maintenance of the balance of military power between the Warsaw Pact and NATO, the alliances of East and West, is of fundamental importance to international peace and stability. Consideration of the balance of power tends to focus mainly on the size and qualities of the armed forces of the Superpowers, the Soviet Union and United States of America, and increasingly within a European context. As this dynamic book reveals, while such calculations obviously form the core of any evaluation of the East/West balance, they far from represent the whole picture.
The strengths and weaknesses, weapons and tactics, of all the European and other allies within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and of all the nations under the Soviet yoke within the Warsaw Pact, are at least as significant factors in the assessment. Furthermore, the totality of all those forces deployed around the globe, and the ability to project power to areas often quite remote from the immediate East/West confrontation in Europe are also analysed within these pages.
Superbly supported by hundreds of the most dramatic and colourful illustrations yet to have been published on this subject, this intriguing book gives the facts and the figures which must be used in assessing the balance of power between the alliances. But much more than that, this revealing volume looks beyond the statistics at the very quality, effectiveness and potential capabilities of the weapons and forces in the light of ferocious and complex combat conditions that could be expected in any ensuing conflict between them.
The heavily illustrated pages, containing action photographs, maps, diagrams, charts and tables, hold a positive fascination for all those interested in modern weaponry and warfare systems.
But they hold, too, a momentous message that hopefully will help dispel any illusion that the world has become sufficiently risk-free as to enable the West to forego the effort and sacrifice that may be required to keep the East/West balance from veering towards a dangerous and possibly catastrophic imbalance of power.
Introduction by: Dr. J. M. A. H. Luns
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine with a little wear to the edges elsewhere. Leans a little. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. 12″ x 8¾”.
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