Accession Number : ADA262218


Title :   START II Frame Work


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Belche, Donald E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262218.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This paper examines the unfinished business of START as seen by both U.S. and Soviet negotiators. It reviews possible strategic nuclear force structures that would survive if an agreement were reached to reduce warheads to levels of 6,000, 5,000, 4,000, 3,000, 2,000, 1,245, and 1,000. The author analyzes the value of each weapon at these reduction increments. He predicts the lowest number of strategic nuclear warheads the United States could reach and still have a viable deterrence based on the cover of a triad. The reader needs only an elementary knowledge of strategic nuclear arms control negotiation terms and procedures. Throughout the paper, the author refers to the former Soviet republics and the new Commonwealth of Independent States as the Soviets. This is because all of the research and much of the writing was done before the Commonwealth of Independent States was formed.


Descriptors :   *SCENARIOS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *REDUCTION , *ARMS CONTROL , *NUCLEAR WARHEADS , *DETERRENCE , *RUSSIA , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , CHARTS , INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES , CIS , BOMBER AIRCRAFT , NEGOTIATIONS , NUMBERS , VALUE , LETHALITY , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MOBILE , VIABILITY , STRATEGIC WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE