Accession Number : ADA112877

Title :   Soviet Civil Defense and the Credibility of the US Deterrent: An End to this M.A.D.Ness.

Descriptive Note : Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Weinstein,John M

PDF Url : ADA112877

Report Date : 01 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This memorandum examines the impacts of the Soviet Union's civil defense programs upon deterrence and the strategic balance. The author describes the origins and nature of the Soviet civil defense capability. Soviet civil defense is then related operationally and conceptually to Soviet strategic doctrine. Upon evaluating the probable effectiveness of the Soviet Union's civil defense capability, the author concludes that it does not affect significantly the US-USSR strategic balance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear warfare, *Civil defense, Deterrence, Military strategy, Balance, USSR

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE