Accession Number:

ADA341484

Title:

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces in the Post Strategic Arms Reduction Talk World: Is There a Future for Nuclear Deterrence?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Following victory in the Cold War, the Soviet threat that shaped United States nuclear deterrent strategy for the past 40 years, is gone. That defined, monolithic threat has been replaced by a diverse array of new challenges including proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological Weapons of Mass Destruction WMD among regional powers, rogue states and non-state actors. In the face of this emerging WMD threat, the United States is dismantling its chemical and biological weapons stockpile and remains committed to further reductions in its nuclear arsenal. Can a reduced U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal provide a credible deterrent to the growing threat posed by proliferation of WMD Finally, in light of the current Revolution in Military Affairs RMA, is it time to reduce our dependence on nuclear weapons and pursue other deterrent options

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE