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A Credible Deterrence in the 1980's.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The U.S. is faced with Soviet improvements in strategic, theater weapons systems and a massive civil defense program. Given the present U.S. deterrent policy it is questionable whether the U.S. will be able to prosecute a war at a level less than full scale nuclear war. This study discusses the viability of the Strategic Triad and whether NATO will be able to deter the USSR with conventional forces or have to rely upon theater nuclear forces. The final recommendation suggests that the U.S. must update its strategic weapons systems and improve the overall capabilities of our forces supporting NATO whether it be nuclear or conventional.
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