Accession Number:

ADA621990

Title:

Revitalizing Nuclear Operations in the Joint Environment

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The joint planner has many conditions to consider when contemplating future threats against the United States. The vast expanse of an adversarys weapons arsenal includes improved terminal guidance systems for ballistic missiles, cyberspace operations, and space-related weapon systems. However, after 13 years of protracted counterinsurgency operations, our nation has overlooked a persistent danger that threatens our force -nuclear weapons. As various publications and deterrence symposiums have emphasized, the time has arrived for serious discourse and intellectual effort on the adversarial use of nuclear weapons and our plans to operate in a restrictive environment. Consequently , we must educate Department of Defense DOD personnel in nuclear operations and the redevelopment of nuclear operational doctrine to prepare the joint force for future challenges.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE