Accession Number : AD0764757
Title : Alternative Nuclear Strategies.
Descriptive Note : Monograph,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Roberge,Ronald A.
Report Date : 28 FEB 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 68
Abstract : As the United States finds itself in confrontation with the Soviet Union there is a need to establish a national strategy that will contribute to our defense and allow us to continue to play a role in resolving issues and problems that face the nations of the world. An inherent part of this strategy is the adoption of a particular nuclear posture. Five alternative postures (or strategies) are reviewed: dominance, superiority, assured destruction, damage limitation, and assured survival. A short review of Soviet strategy is included to facilitate an understanding of the interaction of our strategy with theirs. There is also a brief discussion of a mathematical formulation of force level requirements and basic targeting principles. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : (*MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES), (*NUCLEAR WEAPONS, MILITARY STRATEGY), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, USSR, POLITICAL SCIENCE
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE