Accession Number : ADA118890

Title :   Civil Defense: A Deterrent to Nuclear War.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Atkins,George C

PDF Url : ADA118890

Report Date : 19 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Nuclear war has been feared by the entire world since the end of World War II. Since the early 1960s, the Soviet Union has been continually improving both its capability to wage nuclear war and, more important, to protect its population. Population protection or civil defense is the principal issue discussed, with emphasis on Soviet accomplishments and fluctuation of US policy. This issue is discussed from the viewpoint of many noted authors. The conclusion reached indicates that there can be deterrence to nuclear war through civil protection. This conclusion is reinforced with the efforts of the Soviets and the gains made by the US over the past three years.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL DEFENSE, *NUCLEAR WARFARE, *DETERRENCE, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, USSR, UNITED STATES, MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, THEORY, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE