Back to the Future: A Nuclear-Focused USSTRATCOM
Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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Nuclear weapons, due to their awesome destructive power, are special weapons which demand special attention and focused stewardship. They still represent the greatest potential threat to our way of life, yet are important guarantors of our security. Deterrence remains their primary function. To deter effectively, they must represent a credible and capable threat with a high degree of survivability against a preemptive attack.