Safety, Security, and Stability: The Role of Nuclear Control Regimes in a Proliferated World
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The 103rd Congress directed professional military education schools to conduct a broad range of research related to policy issues concerning the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This paper comprises, in part, Air Command and Staff Colleges contribution to that effort. The policy issue we chose to research concerns the development of nuclear control regimes for emerging nuclear capable countries. Our teams collective experience in nuclear weapons acquisition, operations, maintenance, communications, intelligence, and arms negotiation reveals all too clearly the perils and pitfalls associated with developing and deploying nuclear weapons. The US, in the past, has refused to provide technical assistance to enhance the safety, security, and stability of proliferating countries nuclear arsenals-we believe this policy should change. This research project is not without its heroes. We would like to acknowledge the unique experience and expertise our research advisor, Major Charles E. Costanzo, brought to this effort. His guidance and direction proved invaluable-without him, this paper could not have been accomplished. We would also like to thank our families who provided the moral support and encouragement to persevere.
- Nuclear Warfare