Arms races have been ascribed many causes or propellants, from ideological dogma and blind quest for superiority, to the manipulative dynamics of ‘the military— industrial—bureaucratic—research complex’, to the distrust that sees arms control verification as synonymous with military—industrial espionage.

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Jacobsen, C.G. (Carl G.). (2016). The scissors phenomenon: The incongruity of east-west nuclear doctrines. In Soviet Foreign Policy: New Dynamics, New Themes (pp. 53–58). doi:10.1007/978-1-349-11341-5