Accession Number:

ADA055768

Title:

The Quantitative Balance: A Qualitative Assessment.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This memorandum examines the strategic balance between the United States and the Soviet Union not only in terms of standard quantitative indicators of military power and capability, but also in terms of the qualitative factors which serve to modify even the most scientifically derived data. The authors conclude that, rather than in delicate balance over sharp fulcrum, US and Soviet strategic forces are counterpoised on a broad base of uncertainties which permits a number of force alterations on either side without affecting in any significant way the existence of an essential equivalence of US and Soviet strategic capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE