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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE