U.S. and Soviet Approaches to Nuclear War Termination: Strengthening the West's Hand
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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U.S. and Soviet nuclear war termination doctrines are fundamentally different, and misunderstandings about them could result in rapid escalation once nuclear weapons had been used. The period just before the nuclear threshold is reached would be a key time to persuade the Soviets that further conflict would be adverse to their interests. By taking into account evolving Soviet doctrine, the U.S. could strengthen its hand in resolving a burgeoning crisis.
- Government and Political Science