Accession Number:

ADA169298

Title:

Moral and Morale Benefits of the Strategic Defense Initiative.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This writer finds strategic defense a moral advance over the present nuclear deterrence policy as well as a probable boost to national and military morale because of the broad-based popular support attendant to the inherent moral suasion. Popular support is nearly inevitable because of the moral superiority of strategic defense over nuclear retaliation, as well as the sheer compulsion of common sense about a protective defense. Criticism of the SDI abounds, but not without adequate answers from proponents. One of the best morale building supports for those experiencing mixed moral feelings about nuclear deterrence is that strategic defense avoids or points to a way out of the moral problems facing nuclear deterrence and its grim companion--nuclear retaliation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE