The prescriptive implications of the sort of abstract theorizing discussed in the last chapter were perplexing to many. In one sense they were quite radical in that they suggested a totally new approach to strategy and dealings with a potential enemy. In another sense they were extremely conservative because they took the status quo as a given, and devoted their energies to its preservation. Little hope was offered that the East-West conflict might be resolved either by political or military means. Their analyses yielded neither new ideas on how to achieve a political accommodation with the Soviet Union nor military concepts that opened up the prospect of victory.
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