Nuclear deterrence and defense : strategic considerations new answers and new issues in the arena of strategic deterrence and nuclear policy and posture entering the twenty-first century

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  • Deterrence (Strategy),
  • Ballistic missile defenses -- United States.,
  • Strategic forces -- United States.,
  • National security -- United States.,
  • World politics -- 21st century.,
  • United States -- Military policy.

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Statementedited by James M. Smith.
SeriesINSS book series
ContributionsSmith, James M., Dr., USAF Institute for National Security Studies.
LC ClassificationsU162.6 .N8177 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 166 p. :
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3992588M
LC Control Number2001330549

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Nuclear Deterrence and Defense: Strategic Considerations, a collection of four papers on post-Cold War deterrence and strategic defense; nuclear strategy; and regional considerations, is far from exhaustive of all of the dimensions that should come under review.

The essayists raise valuable questions and make recommendations. Nuclear deterrence has been a central element of American security policy since the Cold War began. The deterrence concept is straight-forward: persuade a. Nuclear Deterrence and Self-Defense* Thomas Donaldson It has been said that, in discussions of nuclear arms, consequences over-whelm principles, that considerations of ten or twenty or forty million human dead overwhelm those of abstract rights and principles.

Hence, most discussions of the morality of U.S. nuclear deterrence policy have. 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 Cited by: 9.

This book examines the issue of nuclear disarmament in different strategic, political, and regional contexts. This volume seeks to provide a rich theoretical and practical insight to one of the. The U.S. military further seeks to strengthen deterrence by addressing an imbalance in its nonstrategic, or low-yield, nuclear weapons without matching Russia system for system, a defense.

The sooner we replace deterrence, signaling, and all the other accoutrements of nuclear strategy as a guide for strategy the better it will be for defending U.S.

interests. A version of this paper entitled “Deterrence is Dead” was presented to Department of Defense Strategic. The Strategic Dimension: Logic and Illogic of Counterforce Deterrence. The credibility problem of nuclear deterrence led to the search for viable options to address the problem of self-deterrence.

21 The issue became virulent when the Soviet Union expanded its nuclear arsenal during the s and gained “nuclear parity” at the end of that decade. The previous strategy of “massive. Nuclear deterrence is the core of France’s defense strategy and, along with its permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, a principal element of France’s stature and influence on the international scene.

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Scotland's Potential Independence: Defense Implications for Britain, NATO, and the United States - UK's Nuclear Weapons Deterrence Posture with Trident Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles by Progressive Management. Nuclear War The massive use of nuclear weapons for military purposes.

Utilitarianism Moral theory in which no considerations other than the consequences of actions are relevant to the determination of the rightness or wrongness of those actions. Nuclear Deterrence is a strategy of nations possessing significant nuclear arsenals for influencing the behavior of other nations, usually also.

escalation up the nuclear ladder to the American strategic nuclear deterrent. In other words, the idea that conventional forces alone could deter Soviet conventional aggression by denial was never relied upon.

Rather, denial at whatever level possible, was simply a stepping-stone to deterrence. In this context nuclear weapons look set to remain a permanent feature of the international strategic landscape, making it critical that developments undermining nuclear deterrence and strategic.

person to ever write an article or book dealing explicitly with conven-tional deterrence. My goal, of course, was to think systematically about how deterrence works when there is a possibility of a major conventional war, but nuclear weapons are not part of the equation.

SSQ: Early in the book you discuss how conventional deterrence is. deployed strategic nuclear weapons by approximately Nuclear deterrence and defense : strategic considerations book percent from Cold War levels While U.S.

policy shifted further away from nuclear deterrence—with its attention still fixated on executing two lower intensity conflicts—Russia, China, and North Korea advanced their opera-tional concepts and developed new or enhanced capabilities. A new book by the late French scholar Thérèse Delpech provides a critical review and update of nuclear deterrence theory, focusing a critical eye on nuclear issues during the Cold War, examining the lessons of past nuclear crises, and outlining ways in which these lessons apply to major nuclear powers and nuclear pretenders today.

Mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike).

It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the threat of using strong weapons. The purpose of the report is to identify the characteristics of the U.S.

nuclear force posture that support extended deterrence and analyze how changes in the force posture affect the credibility of its assurance, paying particular attention to the competing needs and interests of U.S. allies in Europe, Northeast Asia and the Middle East.

Deterrence and survival in the nuclear age (the "Gaither report" of ) [microform] / (Washington: U.S. Govt. Print.

Off., ), by United States. President's Science Advisory Committee. Security Resources Panel and United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Defense. Deterrence is an effort to affect the thinking of an adversary in order to discourage a resort to nuclear weapons. As such, the very concept of deterrence “is as much a psychological as a military problem,” wrote Henry Kissinger more than half a century ago (Kaplan, p.

Strategic Deterrence: Past, Current, and Future. PANEL ON DETERRENCE CONCEPT UPDATES AND APPROACHES. Michael Wheeler, senior research staff, Institute for Defense Analyses, led the panel titled “Deterrence Concept Updates and Approaches” at the first workshop session.

Michaela Dodge, Ph.D., specialized in missile defense, nuclear weapons modernization and arms control as a research fellow for Missile Defense and Nuclear Deterrence.

The Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) was the United States' general plan for nuclear war from to The SIOP gave the President of the United States a range of targeting options, and described launch procedures and target sets against which nuclear weapons would be launched.

The plan integrated the capabilities of the nuclear triad of strategic bombers, land-based. The United States in the midst of modernizing its nuclear forces for the first time in decades. The modernization program entails a ground-based strategic deterrent program to replace the intercontinental ballistic missile, a new bomber, a nuclear certification for the F aircraft, a new strategic submarine, a long-range standoff cruise missile, and sustainment of accompanying.

State terrorism scenario; the role of missile defense; and the implicitly strategic nature of any nuclear strike. 5 For instance, “maintaining a clear and convincing capability to inflict unacceptable damage on an attacker,” in Senate Armed Services Committee, Military Procurement Authorization, Fiscal YearWashington, DC: U.S.

On the deterrence side of the equation, it will need to find a way to simultaneously modernize the U.S. nuclear deterrent, re-capitalize conventional. On Deterrence, Defense and Arm Control: In Honor of Colin S.

Gray. Keith B. Payne. Keith B. Payne is a co-founder of the National Institute for Public Policy, professor emeritus of the Graduate School of Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University and a former deputy assistant secretary of defense.

Introduction. strategic nuclear one. Similar to the strategic nuclear form, diplomatic discourse is strained but no actual combat is happening. Deterrence holds.

Russia used conventional warfare against Georgia in and Ukraine in In the decision game model, the United States conceded to the aggression. Nonetheless, there were. The USAF Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies hosts a joint elective with the Air War College and Air Command and Staff College on nuclear and non-nuclear deterrence policy and strategy.

This course has an implicit focus on nuclear deterrence, but other forms of deterrence, such as cyber, space, and conventional, are also discussed. Three reports by the Defense Science Board (DSB) provide unique information about America's nuclear weapons program.

Part 1: Report of the Defense Science Board Permanent Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Surety On Nuclear Weapons Inspections for the Strategic Nuclear Forces - This task force was asked by the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (DATSD/NM) to.

New Threat Realities and Deterrence Requirements Adapted from remarks at the “Strategic Weapons in the 21 st Century” Conference, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, Janu Dr.

Keith B. Payne. Keith B. Payne is a co-founder of the National Institute for Public Policy, the director of the Graduate School of Defense and Strategic. J Twenty-First Century Nuclear Deterrence: Operationalizing the Nuclear Posture Review. America must maintain credible nuclear deterrent capabilities to convince potential adversaries and allies alike that the US will defend its vital interests and will employ those capabilities, all while hedging against an uncertain future.

Nuclear posture among considerations for Pentagon chief the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and even more upon nuclear deterrence to.

Not only is the nuclear deterrent by its very nature dangerously unstable but it is not really a means of defense. In the concept of nuclear deterrence, Mr. Sharp notes, “the capacity to defend in order to deter has been replaced by the capability to destroy massively without the ability to defend.”.

This book recommends a renewed intellectual effort on nuclear Just deterrence book. The rea-sons, spelled out in Chapter Two, are many, but the core principle is straightforward: As long as nuclear weapons are around, even in small numbers, deterrence is the safest doctrine to deal with them.3 This principle is easier to embrace in theory than.

In my recent discussion with Dr. Paul Bracken, we focused on what is often the too neglected aspect of the nuclear dimension to Pacific does the nuclear dimension impact on the entire spectrum of crisis management. With the land wars of the past twenty years, except for the possible and horrifying threat of terrorists acquiring some kind of nuclear capability, conventional.

On Deterrence Principles. Collins was a prolific writer, and of the 12 books he authored, his book Military Strategy, published inwas an excellent primer for newcomers and seasoned professionals in the defense community. While it may be a little dated in light of the defense issues in today’s security environment, it remains a strong.

In all cases, Israel’s nuclear strategy and forces should remain fully oriented to deterrence, and never toward any actual nuclear war fighting. Already, with this in. First-strike deterrence is similar to the Chinese perspective of deterrence as “active deterrence” or a posture of “attack to deter.”[58] This Chinese concept states that rather than waiting for the threat to fully materialize through a direct attack, it would be considered an act of self-defense to conduct the first strike.[59].

Inter alia, Israel will require more explicit considerations of nuclear deterrence strategies directed against (Carnegie Endowment Trust, )(). Also, Samuel Pufendorf, The Two Books on the Duty of Man and Citizen According to October,Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

deterrence from cold war to long war lessons from six decades of rand research Posted By Jir? Akagawa Ltd TEXT ID ce Online PDF Ebook Epub Library yet deterrence will likely remain a major component of us foreign and defense policy the rand corpora tion was central to the development of modern deterrence theory and.

Michael S. Chase and Arthur Chan, “China’s Evolving Strategic Deterrence Concepts and Capabilities,” The Washington Quarterly (Spring ): Strategists often think of strategic deterrence as synonymous with nuclear deterrence.

India's nuclear force management system is grafted onto a woefully inadequate overall system of defense management. Koithara dissects all of these issues and suggests a way forward, drawing on recent developments in deterrence theory around the world.

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