Accession Number:

AD0757032

Title:

The Controversy Over Counterforce.

Descriptive Note:

Interim research memo.,

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The report compares the arguments of an important proponent of counterforce, Herman Kahn, and one of its leading critics, Michael Brower. After examining the various arguments the conclusion is reached that neither total counterforce nor no counterforce is the best policy, but rather some intermediate quantity of counterforce. Therefore it attacks the counterforce vs. minimum deterrence dichotomy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE