Accession Number:

ADA440755

Title:

U.S. National Security Strategy and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Essay

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-02-25

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This paper proposes a new national security strategy. The recommendation is based on the synthesis of two arguments 1 the Bush national security strategy is seriously flawed and 2 proliferation of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous threat to U.S. national security. The broad elements of a new national security strategy are presented together with an analysis of strengths and a rebuttal of potential arguments against the proposal. A new national security strategy is needed, and its centerpiece should be twofold first, the clear identification of U.S. vital interests and second, the global neutralization of all nuclear threats. One would appropriately name the combination of these dual themes Nuclear Containment. This strategy would employ the full spectrum of political, military, and economic power to achieve the following objectives nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, a global ban on the use of nuclear weapons, and defense against all forms of nuclear attack.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE