Accession Number:

ADA453635

Title:

Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-02

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

During the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union both deployed thousands of nonstrategic nuclear weapons that were intended to be used in support of troops in the field during a conflict. These included nuclear mines artillery short, medium, and long-range ballistic missiles cruise missiles and gravity bombs. In contrast with the longer-range strategic nuclear weapons, these weapons had a lower profile in policy debates and arms control negotiations. At the end of the 1980s, before the demise of the Soviet Union, each nation still had thousands of these weapons deployed with their troops in the field, aboard naval vessels, and on aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE