Accession Number : ADA117652

Title :   MX or Butter.

Descriptive Note : Strategic issues research memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Corcoran,Edward A

PDF Url : ADA117652

Report Date : 15 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Facing the enormous projected costs of strategic systems such as MX, this memorandum addresses the need for a basic assessment of US strategic objectives, particularly long-term US goals in regard to the Soviet Union. While military expenditures can provide the United States short term security, long-term security is grounded on social development. Policies seeking such an evolution must integrate political, military, economic, social, and psychological instruments into a comprehensive and internally consistent strategy. Only against the background of such a strategy can the utility of major programs such as MX be assessed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Strategy, National defense, United States, International relations, Foreign policy, USSR, Modification, Surface to surface missiles

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE