Accession Number:

AD0750721

Title:

An Analysis of 'Assured Destruction'

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

HUDSON INST CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY

Report Date:

1972-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The belief that the United States must retain an assured destruction capability, to be able to destroy some fixed percentage of Soviet citizenry and industrial capacity, even after absorbing a Soviet nuclear first strike, is the cornerstone of American strategic policy, both at present and in the mid-to-late 1960s. Arguments for and against the desirability of basing U. S. strategic policy upon retention of an assured destruction capability are given. A large number of quotations are given from proponents and opponents.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE