Analysis of Selected U.S. Strategic Force Modifiers
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER
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The report examines the probable impact of five factors for change on U.S. strategic force planning. These factors are described as strategic force modifiers, those political, economic, social, and technological factors which- acting individually or in combination with others--can alter the framework of strategic force planning. Five modifiers have been selected for examination the U.S. domestic political climate negotiations nuclear proliferation allied views and economic considerations. Implications of the probable impact of the modifiers are drawn for the choice of a strategy, force component mix, force levels, and qualitative force characteristics.
- Government and Political Science