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