Albert Wohlstetter Bibliography

This entry indexes the earlier six entries on Albert James Wohlstetter’s published writings:

As an alternative, I’ve also provided below a straight-up list of Albert’s published works (sans the commentary that is available in the links above).

Albert Wohlstetter’s Pre-RAND Writings (1936-1940)

  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Structure of Proposition and the Fact,” Philosophy of Science, Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 1936), pp. 167-184. Available online via JSTOR (login or purchase required).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Language and Empiricism, MA thesis, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, June 1937.
  • Roberta Morgan and Albert Wohlstetter, “Observations on ‘Prufrock’,” Harvard Advocate, Vol. 85, No. 3 (December 1938), pp. 27-40.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and M[orton]. G[abriel]. White, “Who Are the Friends of Semantics?” Partisan Review, Vol. 6. No. 5 (Fall 1939), pp. 50-57.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Review of J. H. Woodger, The Technique of Theory Construction,” Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 1940), pp. 23-24. Available online via JSTOR (login or purchase required).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Review of Maria Kokoszyńska, Bemerkungen über die Einheitswissenschaft; Otto Neurath, Zu den Vorträgen von Black, Kokoszyńska, Williams; and Arne Ness, Zum Vortrag von Kokoszyńska über Einheitswissenschaft,” Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 1940), p. 25. Available online via JSTOR (login or purchase required).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Review of Paul Herz, Sprache und Logik,” Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 5. No. 1 (March 1940), p. 26. Available online via JSTOR (login or purchase required).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Review of Justus Buchler, Charles Peirce’s Empiricism,” Isis, Vol. 32, No. 2 (April 1940), pp. 399-403. Available online via JSTOR (login or purchase required).

Albert Wohlstetter’s RAND Writings (1951-1959)

  • Albert Wohlstetter, H.I. Ansoff, W.W. Baldwin, D.J. Davis, N. Kaplan, P. Kecskemeti, Outline of a Study for the Plans Analysis Section, D-937, (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, May 10, 1951). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Initial and Annual Costs and Peacetime Life Expectancies, D-1062 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, October 30, 1951). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Economic and Strategic Considerations in Air Base Location: A Preliminary Review, D-1114 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, December 29, 1951). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Henry S. Rowen, Campaign Time Pattern, Sortie Rate, and Base Location, D-1147 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, January 25, 1952). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, A Little Answer and Some Big Questions for the Target Systems Analysis, D(L)-1246 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, April 9, 1952). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Fred S. Hoffman, Robert J. Lutz and Henry S. Rowen, Selection of Strategic Air Bases, special staff report, R-244-S (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, March 1, 1953). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Fred S. Hoffman, Defending a Strategic Force After 1960: With Notes on the Need by Both Sides for Accurate Bomb Delivery, Particularly for the Big Bombs, D-2270 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, February 1, 1954). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Fred S. Hoffman, Robert J. Lutz and Henry S. Rowen, Selection and the Use of Strategic Air Bases, a report prepared for United States Air Force Project RAND, R-266 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, April 1954). PDF version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Fred S. Hoffman and Michael E. Arnsten, Measures to Protect Airbase Bulk Fuel Stocks, RM-1398 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, December 21, 1954). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Fred S. Hoffman and Henry S. Rowen, Protecting U.S. Power to Strike Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s, staff report, R-290 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, September 1, 1956). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Systems Analysis versus Systems Design, P-1530 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, October 29, 1958). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, The Delicate Balance of Terror (unabridged version), P-1472 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, November 6, 1958 [revised December 1958]). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Delicate Balance of Terror” (abridged version), Foreign Affairs, Vol. 37, No. 2 (January 1959), pp. 211-234.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Henry S. Rowen, Objectives of the United States Military Posture, RM-2373 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, May 1, 1959). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website. PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.

Albert Wohlstetter’s Writings (1960-1969)

  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Some General Comments on Senator [John F.] Kennedy’s National Security Speeches,” unpublished memorandum, circa 1960, available from Hoover Institution Archives, Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter Papers, Writings, Box 148, Folder 10. Excerpts on “Missile Gap” published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, On the Value of Overseas Bases, P-1877 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, January 5, 1960). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, RAND’s Continuing Program of Broad Policy Study: Problems and Incentives, M-953 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, February 22, 1960).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, No Highway to High Purpose, P-2084-RC (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, June 1960. HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “National Purpose: Wohlstetter View; Appraisal of the Need to Examine Means as Well as Ends,” The New York Times, June 16, 1960, p. 30.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “A Purpose Hammered Out of Reflection and Choice,” Life, Vol. 48, No. 24 (June 20, 1960), pp. 115, 126-134.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “National Decisions Concerning Defense,” in J. Banbury and J. Maitland, eds., Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Operations Research [in Aix-En-Provence, France, 1960] (London, UK: English Universities Press, February 1961), pp. 517-522.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Nuclear Sharing: NATO and the N+1 Country.” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 39, No. 3 (April 1961), pp. 355-387. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Impressions and Appraisals in Hong Kong, May 19 – May 23, 1962, D(L)-10364-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, August 20, 1962). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Impressions and Appraisals in Japan, May 8 – May 19, 1962, D(L)-10391-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, August 27, 1962). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Impressions and Appraisals in Singapore, May 28 – May 29, 1962, D(L)-10399-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, August 28, 1962). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Notes on the Cuban Crisis: On the Importance of Overseas Bases in the 1960’s, Offense-Defense Semantics, Keeping Open Possible Aid to Cuban Resistance, D(L)-10647-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, October 28, 1962). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Studies for a Post-Communist Cuba, D(L)-11060-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, February 25. 1963). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Scientists, Seers and Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 41, No. 3 (April 1963), pp. 466-478.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Scientific Methods,” Letters to the Editor, The New York Times, December 1, 1963.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Technology, Prediction and Disorder,” Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1 (December 1963), pp. 1-14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Arms Debate: Letter in Response to ‘The Megadeath Intellectuals’,” New York Review of Books, Vol. 1, No. 9 (December 26, 1963). HTML version available online at the New York Review of Books‘ website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Strategy and the Natural Scientists,” in Robert Gilpin and Christopher Wright, eds., Scientists and National Policy-Making (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1964), pp. 174-239.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Sin and Games in America,” in Martin Shubik, ed., Game Theory and Related Approaches to Social Behavior (New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1964), pp. 209-225.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Analysis and Design of Conflict Systems,” in E.S. Quade, ed., Analysis for Military Decisions (Chicago, IL: Rand McNally & Co., 1964), pp. 103-148. PDF version also available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, On Dealing with Castro’s Cuba, Part I, D-17906-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, January 16, 1965). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Controlling the Risks in Cuba, Adelphi Papers No. 17 (London, UK: Institute for Strategic Studies, April 1965).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Non-Strategic and Non-Existent,” in Kathleen Archibald, ed., Strategic Interaction and Conflict: Original Papers and Discussion (Berkeley, CA: Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1966), pp. 107-126.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, The State of Strategic Studies in Japan, India, [and] Israel: April 1966, report prepared for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 1966.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Richard B. Rainey, Jr., Distant Wars and Far Out Estimates, unpublished paper prepared for presentation at the American Political Science Association (APSA) meetings in New York, NY, on September 8, 1966; and at the Strategic Studies Conference, sponsored by MIT, Endicott House, Dedham, MA, September 9 to September 11, 1966 [revised 1967].
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Illusions of Distance,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 46, No. 2 (January 1968), pp. 242-255.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Theory and Opposed-System Design, D(L)-16001-1 (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, August 1967 [revised January 1968]). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Perspective on Nuclear Energy, speech during the University of Chicago’s twenty-fifth Anniversary Observance of the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear reaction, December 2, 1967, D(L)-16568-PR/ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, January 10, 1968). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Strength, Interest and New Technologies, opening address before The Implications of Military Technology in the 1970s, the Institute for Strategic Studies’ ninth annual conference, Elsinore, Denmark, September 28 to October 1, 1967, D(L)-16624-PR (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, January 24, 1968). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Strength, Interest and New Technologies, in The Implications of Military Technology in the 1970s, Adelphi Papers No. 46 (London, UK: Institute for Strategic Studies, March 1968). Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Perspective on Nuclear Energy,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 24, No. 4 (April 1968), pp. 2-5.
  • Albert Wohlstetter et al., contributors, in Richard M. Pfeffer, ed., No More Vietnams? The War and the Future of American Foreign Policy (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1968).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, On Vietnam and Bureaucracy, D-17276-1-ISA/ARPA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, July 17, 1968). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Metaphors and Models: Inequalities and Disorder at Home and Abroad, D-17664-RC/ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, August 27, 1968). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Comments on the [Charles] Wolf-[Nathan] Leites Manuscript: “Rebellion and Authority”, D(L)-17701-ARPA/AGILE (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, August 30. 1968). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Theory and Opposed-System Design,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 12, No. 3 (September 1968), pp. 302-331. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Making Up for Lost Time or Utility: Casual Notes on Equality and Equity, D(L)-17717-RC (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, September 1962). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Critique of a Brookings Agenda for the Nation on Military Strategy, Military Forces, and Arms Control, D(L)-17910-ISA (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, October 1968). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Letter to Michael Howard,” unpublished, November 6, 1968. Version of letter published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Role of the ABM in the 1970’s,” testimony before the US Senate’s Committee on Armed Services, hearing on Authorization of Military Procurement, Research and Development, Fiscal Year 1970, and Reserve Strength, Part 2 (of 2) (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, April 23, 1969), pp. 1258-1284. See also two entries below.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Supplement on the Purported Proofs that the Minuteman Will Be Safe Without Further Protection,” Statement Before the US Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, May 23, 1969. See also one entry below.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Case for Strategic Force Defense,” in Johan Jørgen Holst and William Schneider, Jr., eds., Why ABM? Policy Issues in the Missile Defense Controversy (New York, NY: Pergamon Press, 1969), pp. 119-142. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Planning-Programming-Budgeting: Defense Analysis: Two Examples, reprint by the US Senate’s Subcommittee on National Security and International Operations, Committee on Government Operations, of testimony before the US Senate’s Committee on Armed Services (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, September 10, 1969).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Bases and the Revision of Political Control in Okinawa,” testimony before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on Strategy and Science: Toward a National Security Policy for the 1970s (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, October 10, 1969), pp. 263-268.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, “‘Third Worlds’ Abroad and at Home,” The Public Interest. No. 14 (Winter 1969), pp. 88-107.

Albert Wohlstetter’s Writings (1970-1979)

  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Importance of Continuing the SAFEGUARD Program,” testimony before the US Senate’s Committee on Armed Services, hearing on Authorization of Military Procurement, Research and Development, Fiscal Year 1971, and Reserve Strength, Part 3 of 3 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, May 19, 1970), pp. 2223-2292.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Sinclair Coleman, Race Differences in Income, R-578-OEO (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, October 1970). HTML version available online at the RAND Corporation’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, et al., “Appendix IV: Correspondence and Comments,” Operations Research [journal of the Operations Research Society of America], Vol. 19, No. 5 (September 1971), pp. 1246-1258.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “An Argument for the ABM,” in Howard Bliss and M. Glen Johnson, eds., Consensus at the Crossroads: Dialogues in American Foreign Policy (New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1972), pp. 297-307.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Japan’s Security: Balancing After the Shocks,” Foreign Policy, No. 9 (Winter 1972), pp. 171-190.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, et al., “The Debate on Military Policy: How Much is Enough? How Mad is MAD?,” in Fred Warner Neal and Mary Kersey Harvey, eds., Pacem in Terris III: The Military Dimensions of Foreign Policy, Vol. 2 of 4 (Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1974), pp. 37-43. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Is There a Strategic Arms Race?”, Foreign Policy, No. 15 (Summer 1974), pp. 3-20.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Rivals, But No ‘Race’,” Foreign Policy, No. 16 (Fall 1974), pp. 48-81.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Legends of the Strategic Arms Race, USSI Report 75-1 (Washington, DC: United States Strategic Institute, September 1974).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Clocking the Strategic Arms Race,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, September 24, 1974, p. 24.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Threats and Promises of Peace: Europe and America in the New Era,” Orbis, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Winter 1974), pp. 1107-1144.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Brown, Gregory Jones, David McGarvey, Robert Raab, Arthur Steiner, Roberta Wohlstetter and Zivia Wurtele, The Strategic Competition: Perceptions and Response, final report for the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Net Technical Assessment), DAHC 15-73-C-0137 (Los Angeles, CA: PAN Heuristics, January 14, 1975). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Brown, Gregory Jones, David McGarvey, Robert Raab, Arthur Steiner, Roberta Wohlstetter and Zivia Wurtele, Methods That Obscure and Methods That Clarify the Strategic Competition, final report for the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Net Technical Assessment), DAHC 15-73-C-0074 (Los Angeles, CA: PAN Heuristics, June 30, 1975). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Optimal Ways to Confuse Ourselves,” Foreign Policy, No. 20 (Fall 1975), pp. 170-198.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Brown, Gregory Jones, David McGarvey, Henry Rowen, Vincent Taylor and Roberta Wohlstetter, Moving Toward Life in a Nuclear Armed Crowd?, final report prepared for the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in fulfillment of ACDA/PAB-263, PH76-04-389-14 (Los Angeles, CA: PAN Heuristics, December 4, 1975 [revised April 22, 1976]). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Racing Forward? Or Ambling Back?,” Survey, Vol. 22. Nos. 3/4 (Summer 1976), pp. 161-217. Updated 1977 version reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “On Moving Toward Life in a Nuclear Armed Crowd?,” testimony before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on International Relations, hearing on Extension of the Export Administration Act of 1969 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, June 16, 1976), pp. 456-505.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Spreading the Bomb Without Quite Breaking the Rules,” Foreign Policy, No. 25 (Winter 1976), pp. 88-94 and 145-179. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Henry S. Rowen and Albert Wohlstetter, “Varying Response with Circumstance in Europe,” in Johan Jørgen Holst and Uwe Nerlich, eds., Beyond Nuclear Deterrence: New Aims, New Arms (New York, NY: Crane, Russak and Co., 1976), pp. 225-238.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Racing Forward? Or Ambling Back?,” in Robert Conquest, Defending America (New York, NY: Basic Books, 1977). Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Two Calls for Joseph Kraft to ‘Repent’,” letter to the editor, Washington Post, January 15, 1977, p. A18. Reprinted as: Wohlstetter, response to Joseph Kraft’s “America’s Hawks Glower at Carter,” letter to the editor, Los Angeles Times, January 17, 1977, p. C7.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Wohlstetter Denies ‘Alarmism’ Charge,” letter to the editor, Chicago Sun-Times, February 6, 1977.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “A Delicate Balance,” letter to the editor, The New Republic, March 3, 1977.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Brown, Gregory Jones, David McGarvey, Henry Rowen, Vincent Taylor and Roberta Wohlstetter, “The Military Potential of Civilian Nuclear Energy: Moving Towards Life in a Nuclear Armed Crowd?,” Minerva, Vol. 15. No. 3 (Fall 1977), pp. 387-538.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “On the Turkish Embargo,” testimony before the US House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, Committee on International Relations, Foreign Assistance Legislation for Fiscal Year 1979, Part 9 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, pp. 357-393), April 25, 1978.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Must We Decide Now for Worldwide Commerce in Plutonium Fuel?,” in Wohlstetter, et al., eds., Nuclear Policies: Fuel Without the Bomb (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing, 1978), pp. 21-56.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Strategic Importance of Turkey and the Arms Embargo,” Journal of International Relations, Vol. 3, No. 2 (June 1978).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Lift the Turkish Embargo,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, June 14, 1978, p. 22.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, et al., Nuclear Alternatives and Proliferation Risks, final report to the US Department of Energy in fulfillment of EN 77-C-01-2643, PH-78-06-858-34 (Los Angeles, CA: PAN Heuristics, July 27, 1978).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Strategic Importance of Turkey and the Arms Embargo,” in NATO, Turkey and United States Interests (Washington, DC: American Foreign Policy Institute, 1978), pp. 34-42.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Making Peace and Keeping It,” opinion, The New York Times, January 26, 1979, p. E17.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “‘Lesser’ Excluded Cases,” opinion, The New York Times, February 14, 1979, p. A25.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Uses of Irrelevance,” opinion, The New York Times, February 25, 1979, p. E17.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Needed: A More Flexible View of US Force,” opinion, Chicago Sun-Times, March 1, 1979.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Breeders and the Bomb,” opinion, The New York Times, March 14, 1979, p. A23.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Can We Afford SALT?,” opinion, The New York Times, March 25, 1979, p. E19.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Brown, Gregory Jones, David McGarvey, Henry Rowen, Vincent Taylor and Roberta Wohlstetter, Swords from Plowshares: The Military Potential of Civilian Nuclear Energy (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1979).
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Gregory S. Jones and Henry S. Rowen, Towards a New Consensus on Nuclear Technology, Vol. 1 (of 2), a report prepared for the Arms Control Disarmament Agency in fulfillment of AC7NC106, PH-78-04-832-33 (Los Angeles, CA: Pan Heuristics, July 6, 1979). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com. Excerpt on “Signals, Noise and [the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty’s] Article IV” published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Henry S. Rowen and Albert Wohlstetter, US Non-Proliferation Strategy Reformulated, report prepared for the Council on Environmental Quality, the US Department of Energy and the National Security Council in fulfillment of EQ-8AC021 (Los Angeles, CA: PAN Heuristics, August 29, 1979).

Albert Wohlstetter’s Writings (1980-1989)

  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Half Wars and Half Policies in the Persian Gulf,” in W. Scott Thompson, ed., National Security in the 1980s: From Weakness to Strength (Washington, DC: Institute of Contemporary Studies, 1980).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Meeting the Threat in the Persian Gulf,” Survey, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Spring 1980), pp. 128-188.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Les États-Unis et la sécurité du Golfe,” Politique Étrangére, Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 1981), pp. 75-88.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Responding to Ambiguous Signals of Soviet Imminent or Future Power Projection, Vol. 1: Overview, draft final report in partial fulfillment of DNA001-80-C-0369, PH-82-5-0369-67-I (Marina del Rey, CA: PAN Heuristics, May 1982).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Nuclear Policies Clarified,” letter to the editor, Air University Review, September-October 1982.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “A Prescription for Disjointed Defense,” opinion, Wall Street Journal March 16, 1983, p. 30.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Bishops, Statesmen, and Other Strategists on the Bombing of Innocents,” Commentary, Vol. 75, No. 6 (June 1983), pp. 15-35. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, et al., “Morality and Deterrence: Albert Wohlstetter responds to…,” Commentary, Vol. 76, No. 69 December 1983), pp. 4-22.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Nancy Virts, “Armenian Terror as a Special Case of International Terror,” in International Terrorism and the Drug Connection (Ankara, Turkey: Ankara University Press, 1984), pp. 261-280.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “‘Nuclear Temptations': An Exchange,” New York Review of Books, Vol. 31, No. 9 (May 31, 1984).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Foreword,” in S. Enders Wimbush, ed., Soviet Nationalities in Strategic Perspective ( New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1985), pp. ix-xii.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Between an Unfree World and None: Increasing Our Choices,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 63, No. 5 (Summer 1985), pp. 962-994.
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, “On Arms Control: What We Should Look for in an Arms Agreement,” unpublished draft essay, May 20, 1985, available from the Hoover Institution Archive, Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter Papers, Notes, Box 118, Folder 16. Published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Brian G. Chow, “Arms Control That Could Work,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, July 17, 1985, p. 28. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, “Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” The White House, Washington, DC, November 7, 1985. Available online at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s website.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “‘Counsels of War': An Exchange,” New York Review of Books, Vol. 32, No. 18 (November 21, 1985).
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Brian G. Chow, Self-Defense Zones in Space, study for Integrated Long-Term Defense Strategy in partial fulfillment of MDA903-84-c-0325 (Marina del Rey, CA: PAN Heuristics, July 1986). PDF version available online at Albert Wohlstetter Dot Com.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “La minaccia soveitica” (trans. by Francesco Pistolato), MonOperaio, Vol. 9, No. 3 (August-September 1986), pp. 69-76.
  • Fred S. Hoffman, Albert Wohlstetter and David S. Yost, ed., Swords and Shields: NATO, the USSR, and New Choices for Long-Range Offense and Defense (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987).
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Richard Brody, “Continuing Control as a Requirement for Deterring,” in Ashton B. Carter, John D. Steinbruner and Charles A. Zraket, eds., Managing Nuclear Operations (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1987), pp. 142-196.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Swords Without Shields,” The National Interest, No. 9 (Summer 1987), pp. 31-57.
  • Discriminate Deterrence, report of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, January 1988). Available online at the website of the Defense Technical Information Center’s Scientific and Technical Information Network (STINET). [Fred C. Iklé and Albert Wohlstetter co-chaired the Commission, the members of which were: Anne L. Armstrong, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William P. Clark, W. Graham Claytor, Jr., Andrew J. Goodpaster, James L. Holloway, III, Samuel P. Huntington, Henry A. Kissinger, Joshua Lederberg, Bernard A. Schriever and John W. Vessey.] Excerpt on “Connecting the Elements of the Strategy” reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Stephen Prowse, “Stability in a World with More than Two Countries,” in Beyond START?, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) Policy Paper No. 7 (La Jolla, CA: IGCC, 1988), pp. 46-54.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Sharing the Risks and Costs of Defending Shared Interests,” testimony before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Armed Services, hearing on Defense Burdensharing: The Costs, Benefits, and Future of US Alliances (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, March 1, 1988), pp. 107-272.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Overseas Reactions to Discriminate Deterrence,” Atlantic Community Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall-Winter 1988), pp. 234-269.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Morning of Prosperity in America: Own Data Misled Stagnation Prophets,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, November 3, 1988, p. A18.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “End of the Cold War? End of History and All War?” [Excerpt from an outline for a memoir, in Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, Proposal to the Ford Foundation, June 30, 1989 {revised July 10, 1989}, pp. 15-17]. Published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “When Empires are Falling, Daring is Prudence,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, December 12, 1989, p. A20. See also correction in “Editor’s Note,” Wall Street Journal, December 14, 1989, p. A23.

Albert Wohlstetter’s Writings (1990-1997)

  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Captive Nations and Western Security,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, May 31, 1990, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Fax Shall Make You Free,” unpublished speech for the Prague Conference, July 23, 1990. Published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Fred S. Hoffman, “Confronting Saddam: A Model Danger,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, August 9, 1990, p. A10.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Fred S. Hoffman, “To Break the Deadlock, Reclaim Kuwaiti Airspace,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, September 12, 1990, p. A18.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Fred S. Hoffman, “A Clear Win, Bearable Cost,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, January 10, 1991, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Iraq: Dictatorship is the Problem,” opinion, Washington Post, April 24, 1991.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Fred S. Hoffman, “The Bitter End: The Case for Re-Intervention in Iraq,” The New Republic, Vol. 204, No. 17 (April 29, 1991), pp. 20-24. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “A Vote in Cuba? Why Not in Iraq?,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, May 24, 1991, p. A10.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Nuclear Triggers and Safety Catches, the ‘FSU’ and the ‘FSRs’,” unpublished note, February 6, 1992, courtesy the private papers of Henry Sokolski. Published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Wide Open Secret Coup,” National Review, Vol. 44, No. 5 (March 16, 1992), pp. 34-36.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “RPM, or Revolutions by the Minute,” address to the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC, June 10, 1992 [revised June 29, 1992], available from the Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter
    Papers, Speeches, Box 138, Folder 21. Published for the first time in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Help Iraqi Dissidents Oust Saddam,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, August 25, 1992, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “High Time,” National Review, Vol. 45, No. 3 (February 15, 1993), pp. 30-33.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Balkan Quagmire: Why We’re in It — Still,” opinion, Wall Street Journal July 1, 1993, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Balkan Quagmire II: The Way Out,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, July 2, 1993.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Margaret Thatcher, “What the West Must Do in Bosnia,” open letter to President William J. Clinton, opinion, Wall Street Journal, September 2, 1993. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009)
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Genocide by Embargo,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, May 9, 1994, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Arms, Not Words, for Bosnia,” Wall Street Journal, May 12, 1994, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Notes to Clinton on Bosnia,” opinion, Wall Street Journal June 10, 1994, p. A10.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Too Many Flip-Flops,” opinion, Washington Post, June 26, 1994.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Embargo the Aggressors, Not the Victims,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, June 28, 1994, p. A18.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Creating a Greater Serbia: Clinton’s Final Sell-Out of Bosnia,” The New Republic, Vol. 211, No. 5 (August 1, 1994), pp. 22-27.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Gregory S. Jones, “‘Breakthrough’ in North Korea?,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, November 4, 1994, p. A12.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Bosnia: Air Power, Not Peacekeepers,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, December 9, 1994, p. A16.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Foreword,” in K. Scott McMahan and Dennis M. Gormley, Controlling the Spread of Land-Attack Cruise Missiles (Marina del Rey, CA: American Institute for Strategic Cooperation, 1995).
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Gregory S. Jones, “A Nuclear Treaty That Breeds Weapons,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, April 4, 1995, p. A20.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Inferior U.N. or Superior Coalition Force?,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, May 3, 1995, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter and Gregory S. Jones, “Beyond the Cold War: Foreign Policy in the 21st Century; Alternatives to Negotiating Genocide,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, May 3, 1995, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Chirac’s Challenge on Bosnia,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, July 20, 1995, p. A12.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Relentless Diplomacy and Mass Murder,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, September 5, 1995, p. A14.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “NATO: Precise Power, Incoherent Goals,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, October 19, 1995, p. A22.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Magic Tricks Can’t Disguise This About Bosnia,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, November 15, 1995, p. A20.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Since Bosnia Has Been Reduced to This…,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, December 12 1995, p. A20.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “A Perilous ‘Partnership for Peace’,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, May 22, 1996, p. A22.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “The Cold War is Over and Over and…,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, October 1, 1996, p. A22.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “A Photo-op Foreign Policy,” opinion, Wall Street Journal, October 23, 1996, p. A22.
  • Albert Wohlstetter, “Boris Yeltsin as Abraham Lincoln,” in Stjepan G. Meštrovic, ed., The Conceit of Innocence: Losing the Conscience of the West in the War Against Bosnia (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1997), pp. 200-207. Reprinted in Robert Zarate and Henry Sokolski, eds., Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).

Updated June 3, 2015.