Accession Number:

ADA276812

Title:

U.S. Targeting Priorities in a Post-START Environment

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The Cold War is over. The West won. The Soviet Union is gone. Iraq was going for the Bomb, but was driven out of Kuwait by a U.S.-led coalition using precision-guided bombs and missiles with conventional explosives. So why are Minuteman and Peacekeeper and Trident II ballistic missiles still armed and on alert Because the nuclear weapons of the Soviet stockpile did not go away. Because there are other nations with nuclear ambitions. Because the United States cannot accept ever knowing the answer to the question of how little deterrence is not enough.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE