Accession Number:

AD1078158

Title:

Mr. President, You Can't Launch Nukes In Here; This Is The War Room!

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Commander, US Strategic Command US STRATCOM stated in testimony to Congress he would not obey an illegal order to use nuclear weapons. This paper explores international laws and the law of war concepts of proportionality, necessity and distinction as they apply to nuclear weapons. It also looks at US nuclear weapon policy and the deterrence implications of US STRATCOMs statements.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE