On War

Raymond Aron, On War, New York: W.W. Norton, 1968.

This provocative volume re-examines and analyzes a problem that has plagued mankind from the beginning of history through the present atomic age. The author promotes his belief in a minimum program to limit aggression by means of conventional arms and by maintaining a reasonably high level of technological preparedness for retaliatory purposes, without bringing the world to the brink of an all or nothing situation.

A Major work in the Cold War, it argues for multiple conventional war options as a way to avoid nuclear war.