Accession Number:

ADA109953

Title:

On 'Keeping Them Down' or, Why do Recovery Models Recover so Fast?,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A discussion of the aims of a U.S. retaliatory blow against the USSR that also points out a few issues involved in measuring the effects of such strikes. A simple illustrative model details how assumptions made in most recovery analyses give rise to a speedy Soviet recovery from an all-out war. A few implications for our own nuclear planning are noted.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE