Accession Number:

ADA265316

Title:

Proliferation as a Framework for Adaptive Planning

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-02-22

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Throughout the forty years of the cold war, the military proficiently demonstrated planning, exercising, and employing against weapons of mass destruction -- specifically nuclear weapons. However, this planning has never targeted the spread of those weapons. The four stages of proliferation supply, demand, indigenous, threatening provide a framework for using the adaptive planning concept and identifying proactive military objectives. The existence of nuclear technology, command and control of the weapons of mass destruction, associated moral issues, or the value of assured deterrence between two nuclear weapon states are not addressed. Weapons of mass destruction are the example used to examine the stages of proliferation. Once planning for proliferation of weapons of mass destruction has been proven effective, this framework can be applied to other types of proliferants such as narcotic trafficking and transfer of conventionalhigh technology arms.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE