Accession Number:

ADA051937

Title:

A Measure of Strategic Stability Based on Two-Strike Nuclear Exchange Models.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a quantification of the notion of strategic stability as it pertains to changes in US and Soviet nuclear postures. Based on the use of two-strike strategic exchange models, this approach can be used to measure the degree to which proposed posture changes are stabilizing or destabilizing. The categories predominantly stabilizing and predominantly destabilizing are introduced to describe changes which, in sequence, produce respectively stabilizing and destabilizing results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE