Accession Number : ADA328082

Title :   The Preemptive Use of Force: Analysis and Decisionmarking.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Schloesser, Jeffrey J.

PDF Url : ADA328082

Report Date : 05 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, high yield conventional explosives and information warfare technology increasingly threatens American lives, national security and economic infrastructure. The scale of destructive potential which these threats engender requires decisionmakers to search for other policy options beyond diplomacy and after-the-fact reprisals. U.S. leaders must consider military preemption as a viable, sometimes necessary, method of intervention to prevent unacceptable loss of life or damage to essential institutions.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, *WARFARE, FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL SECURITY, ECONOMICS, DESTRUCTION, EXPLOSIVES, MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, FIRST STRIKE CAPABILITY, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE