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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE