Accession Number : ADA621990


Title :   Revitalizing Nuclear Operations in the Joint Environment


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Mote, Kelvin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621990.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The joint planner has many conditions to consider when contemplating future threats against the United States. The vast expanse of an adversary's weapons arsenal includes improved terminal guidance systems for ballistic missiles, cyberspace operations, and space-related weapon systems. However, after 13 years of protracted counterinsurgency operations, our nation has overlooked a persistent danger that threatens our force -nuclear weapons. As various publications and deterrence symposiums have emphasized, the time has arrived for serious discourse and intellectual effort on the adversarial use of nuclear weapons and our plans to operate in a restrictive environment. Consequently , we must educate Department of Defense (DOD) personnel in nuclear operations and the redevelopment of nuclear operational doctrine to prepare the joint force for future challenges.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS , DETERRENCE , DOCTRINE , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE