Arms Control and Disarmament under the Nuclear Umbrella
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Arms control and disarmament studies and negotiations continue in the face of the limited conflict and Cold War setting of today. It is recognized that superior U.S. nuclear power has successfully prevented a World War III and that the survivable nuclear forces of the United States and the Soviet Union will continue to balance the scales of world power. However, the threat created by the progress of France and, more particularly, Red China in the development of independent nuclear capabilities, coupled with the continued mistrust between the United States and the USSR, makes reduction of the opposing nuclear umbrellas unacceptable to either power. A further consideration of the treaty commitments of the United States, coupled with several U.S. presidential doctrines of assistance to free peoples, reveals that the United States cannot enter into a plan of even conventional military force disarmament with the USSR. There is a need for a world policeman, and until the United Nations develops such a capability, the United States must continue to play the part to ensure its national security.
- Government and Political Science
- Nuclear Weapons