Accession Number:

AD0763245

Title:

Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Deterrent or Detriment (1). Inevitable: A comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the benefits and drawbacks of a tactical nuclear capability and suggests that the judgment of the military, the warfighting experts, should be used in implementing programs to maintain warfighting capability. The report also discusses the nature of an eventual test ban codified in the Limited Test Ban Treaty and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The discussion touches on the pressures for the nuclear nations to stop testing, the problems of nuclear proliferation, and agreements to a ban on nuclear testing, as well as the asymmetries between the nuclear programs of the US and USSR.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE