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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc .
Written in English


  • War And Peace,
  • Military Policy,
  • Central government policies,
  • Defence strategy, planning & research,
  • International relations,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Nuclear weapons,
  • Deterrence (Strategy),
  • Strategic forces,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8338325M
ISBN 100916672751
ISBN 109780916672751

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Nuclear weapons, like the Trident D5 missile shown here, are primarily weapons of war prevention, as opposed to war fighting. Nuclear deterrence ultimately depends on the threat of retaliation—not on our capability to strike first, but on the assurance we always have the capability to strike second.   Strategic deterrence is a multi-polar, multi-domain problem and it is fundamentally different now than it was in last century. The myopic focus on nuclear options in a national deterrence strategy falls short of the critical thinking required to provide U.S. national leaders with the options necessary for effective decision making.   Deterrence remains a primary doctrine for dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. In this book, Thérèse Delpech calls for a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of the traditional concepts of first strike, escalation, extended deterrence, and other Cold War–era strategies in today's complex world of additional superpowers (e.g., China), smaller.   The strategic concept of nuclear deterrence further evolved based on the diversified theoretical notions. As the Cold War developed, Thomas Schelling, one of the master thinkers along with Herman Kahn (Kahn, ) and Albert Wohlstetter, as well as Henry A. Kissinger, became fascinated with the complexities of nuclear strategy.

  And deterrence stability requires a conducive, peaceful, stable, and balanced strategic environment between the two states, especially when they are in possession of nuclear weapons, albeit with differences in their doctrinal postures. Escalation is a complex phenomenon. To catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment. To assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment.   It has been replaced by a new global security environment in which the central role of deterrence, both nuclear and otherwise, appears to have diminished. The Cold War has been succeeded by a new state of play. This book will be of interest to students of . The US National Security Strategy states “The new strategic environment requires new approaches to deterrence and defense. Our deterrence strategy no longer rests primarily on the grim premise of inflicting devastating consequences on potential foes.