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Volume 7, Issue 2.
Western defense planners are haunted by the specter of a Soviet attack against Western Europe. In this essay, Philip Zelikow reveals some of the assumptions and habits of thinking that have conditioned NATO planning for the future war in Europe. Zelikow discusses Western scenarios as to how the war may start, develop and end, focusing on some of ... read morethe contradictions and mysteries in such scenarios. He advocates a more imaginative approach to the problem of the "defense of Europe.