Accession Number : AD0757032

Title :   The Controversy Over Counterforce.

Descriptive Note : Interim research memo.,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Kadane,J. B.

Report Date : 12 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The report compares the arguments of an important proponent of counterforce, Herman Kahn, and one of its leading critics, Michael Brower. After examining the various arguments the conclusion is reached that neither total counterforce nor no counterforce is the best policy, but rather some intermediate quantity of counterforce. Therefore it attacks the 'counterforce' vs. 'minimum deterrence' dichotomy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, *DETERRENCE), COLD WAR, TACTICAL WARFARE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FOREIGN POLICY, OPERATIONAL READINESS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THREAT EVALUATION, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE