Accession Number:

ADA007467

Title:

A Cost/Benefit Matrix Model of Nuclear Deterrence.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This thesis develops a costbenefit matrix model of deterrence processes. The model is designed to assist analysis of complex multi-nation interactions when an issue vital to the national survival of each participant is in the balance. A variety of interactions are examined using the model to determine if deterrence exists. The analysis of the various interactions results in the conclusion that deterrence exists when an assured destruction capability exists. Further, deterrence is lost in certain cases when the assured destruction capability is not maintained.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE