Security Without Nuclear Deterrence

By Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret’d)

'I commend this book to all who wish to gain a deeper understanding of nuclear deterrence, surely one of the most controversial ideas of our time.'
H.E. Sergio Duarte, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

'Green's important book will doubtless cause perturbation amongst his former colleagues and in UK government and defence circles more widely, but they should read it carefully as they approach the decision point for the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent.'
Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham KCB, RUSI Vice President, Editor of The Naval Review

'…one of the best informed and most searching critiques of the central strategic doctrine of the nuclear age – nuclear deterrence – that I know of.'
Jonathan Schell, author of The Fate of the Earth and The Seventh Decade, Yale University

'We urge those members of our and other governments who are wrestling with these problems to read it.'
General Sir Hugh Beach and General Lord David Ramsbotham

'This is a book that shows courage, intelligence and moral integrity of a high order...'
Professor Achin Vanaik, Delhi University

'…a powerful tour de force… of how the concepts and operations of nuclear doctrine and deterrence have shifted during the past six decades of the nuclear age.'
Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director, Acronym Institute

'It is hard-won wisdom that today's nuclear armed states and those who would follow in their footsteps would do well to heed.'
Dr Zia Mian, Director of the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia, Princeton University

'…the results of a personal odyssey of a British military officer through his experience and painstaking research should be widely supported by all those who share President Obama's bold vision of a nuclear weapon free world...'
Jayantha Dhanapala, President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs

'This is about as timely as a book could be… both thoroughly readable and authoritative.'
Professor Paul Rogers, Bradford University