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The future of nuclear deterrence

Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of the Committee on Governmental ... first session, February 12, 1997 (S. hrg)

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Number of Pages65
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ISBN 100160555833
ISBN 109780160555831

Our ability to effectively prevent major-power conflict, prevent crises escalation, respond to changing regional military balances, and maintain effective alliances ultimately rests on a foundation of U. The second factor is an economic calculation of the costs that military force, sanctions, and other coercive instruments can impose, and the benefits that trade and other economic incentives may carry. Indeed, it is likely that the US would use conventional weapons to respond p. Nuclear weapons topics include command and control Chapter 2delivery systems Chapter 3nuclear weapons Chapter 4NNSA infrastructure that supports the deterrent Chapter 5and the way in which nuclear weapons are kept safe, secure, and under positive control Chapter 8.

This book offers an overview of the U. He previously held senior positions in the French ministries of defence and of foreign affairs. Acton, eds. In this context of nuclear and conventional inferiority, its nuclear weapons should be most valuable for heading off a U. Strategic communication regarding deterrence and defence is essential to re-establish the unequivocal assumption that the Alliance can and will act decisively should it face aggression.

However, nuclear deterrence plays a central role in denying potential adversaries any escalation dominance. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. The film is a visual and historical depiction of the ideas laid forth in the Wall Street Journal op-eds and reinforces their commitment to a world without nuclear weapons and the steps that can be taken to reach that goal. As Fiona Cunningham and M. We can also expect increasing demands on ISR, command and control, special operations, Global Precision-Attack, all capabilities that provide critical information and specialized focus for WMD interdiction elimination operations, including technical systems to monitor and analyze nuclear materials.


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The future of nuclear deterrence by United States Download PDF Ebook

He saw the usefulness The future of nuclear deterrence book the atomic bomb was not in its deployment but in the threat The future of nuclear deterrence book its deployment. Their role is to prevent major war, not to wage wars.

While assured second-strike capability is essential, stability also requires additional capabilities. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes.

The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from to that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Russian aggression in Ukraine had helped stimulate this round of discussion, as did concerns about a wider array of threats, including Iran.

The Air Force intercontinental ballistic force continues to be highly stabilizing. Roehrig highlights several reasons why the United States would hesitate to use nuclear weapons in a conflict with North Korea, even in response to a nuclear attack.

The prevention of crises of wars however is not the only aim of deterrence. But that conclusion must be based partly on an evaluation of the conventional military balance. Containment[ edit ] The early stages of the Cold War were generally characterized by containment of communisman aggressive stance on behalf of the US especially on developing nations under its sphere of influence.

Conventional and nuclear capabilities both contribute to a robust deterrent and are politically connected, even if they belong to different realms. The current tensions with Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs are due in part to the continuation of this policy of deterrence.

Such exercises should involve not only nuclear weapon states and states with Dual Capable Aircraft, but other non-nuclear Allies — once again to demonstrate unequivocally the unity of the Alliance.

Nuclear deterrence and the Alliance in the 21st century Nuclear deterrence and the Alliance in the 21st century Camille Grand 04 July For more than two decades, nuclear debates had vanished from the heart of Western strategic debates. If the United States is able to place greater responsibility for deterring conflicts on the conventional prowess of its allies, it could then afford to scale back its own force posture in East Asia and pursue a more restrained regional strategy.

Costly signals are those actions and statements that clearly increase the risk of a military conflict and also increase the costs of backing down from a deterrent threat. Major and regional powers are modernising their nuclear forces and giving them a central role in their broader strategic posture.

Book Review Roundtable: The Future of Extended Deterrence

Chapter 9 covers survivability against nuclear weapons effects and nuclear effects testing. While the use of U. This is a challenge, as deterrence is, by definition, a strategy of limited means. In other words, it is just as likely that North Korean nuclear first-use prevents U.

In either case, the strategic orientation of potential attacking states is generally short term and driven by concerns about military cost and effectiveness.COO of New Generation Warfare Center Greg Melcher discusses the technological, political and military landscape of the post-INF Treaty world, nuclear deterrence capabilities of the United States, and the nuclear threat posed by Russia and China.

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Oct 22, The future of nuclear deterrence book The Future of Extended Deterrence: The United States, NATO, and Beyond, edited by Stéfanie von Hlatky and Andreas galisend.comtown University Press,pp. This edited collection draws on the analysis of workshop participants brought together by the work’s editors to discuss the complex relationship between the US and its European allies in the context of deterrence.

Bernard Brodie (May 20, – November 24, ) was an American military strategist well known for establishing the basics of nuclear galisend.com as "the American Clausewitz," and "the original nuclear strategist," he was an initial architect of nuclear deterrence strategy and tried to ascertain the role and value of nuclear weapons after their galisend.com mater: University of Chicago (Ph.B, )(Ph.D.

Yet it pdf important to note that pdf word and the concept had existed beforeamid experiences that seem like a dress rehearsal for what we lived with in the cold war and which might offer important lessons on future "deterrence." And for the non-nuclear world which existed before (and for any non-nuclear world we may have in the Price: $Page APPENDIX E Nuclear Weapons in Post-Cold War Deterrence.

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