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Author: Amy F. Woolf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: past, present, prospects, policy, security, weapons, national, nuclear
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437923259
ISBN-13: 9781437923254

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Nuclear Weapons in U.S. National Security Policy: The Evolving Role of Nuclear Weapons; Need for a National Debate?; (3) Defining Deterrence: Deterrence, in Theory; Deterrence, During the Cold War; Deterrence, After the Cold War; Deterrence in the 21st Century; (4) Issues for Congress: How Much Has Nuclear Strategy Changed?; Does Tailored Deterrence Enhance the Credibility of Nuclear Deterrence or Increase the Risk of Nuclear Use?; Can Tailored Deterrence Provide Guidance in Determining the Size and Structure of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal?; What Role for U.S. Nucl

Author: Austin Long
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: war, rand, research, decades, lessons, cold, deterrence, six
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0833044826
ISBN-13: 9780833044822

Since its inception six decades ago, the RAND Corporation has been one of the key institutional homes for the study of deterrence. Never a well-loved concept in the United States, deterrence lost any luster it held after the Cold War. The 2002 U.S. national-security strategy proclaimed deterrence’s irrelevance for most future national-security challenges. However, the 2006 version of this strategy reversed this move, recognizing that deterrence will be as indispensable for the

Author: Naval Studies Board
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: deterrence, conflict, war, cold, post
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 1997-03
eBookDB-ID: NAP:16125

Deterrence as a strategic concept evolved during the Cold War. During that period, deterrence strategy was aimed mainly at preventing aggression against the United States and its close allies by the hostile Communist power centers -- the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and its allies, Communist China and North Korea. In particular, the strategy was devised to prevent aggression involving nuclear attack by the USSR or China. Since the end of the Cold War, the risk of war among the major powers has subsided to the lowest point in modern history. Still, the changing nature of threats t

Author: Air Force Research Institute
Publisher: AU Press
Keywords: proceedings, century, first, twenty, deterrence
Number of Pages: 329
Published: 2010
ISBN-10: 158566202X
ISBN-13: 9781585662029

"Sponsored by the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI) and the Royal United Services Institute, the conference was held in London on 18-19 May 2009 and focused on deterrence "to help understand and begin to develop policy frameworks that fit the current and emerging security context." Assembling some of the best minds on deterrence, the conference afforded speakers an opportunity to "invigorate this essential tool for today's policy community." In addition, the conference included two preconference "thought pieces" and two "quick looks" by AFRI personnel."--AU Press web site.

Author: Paul K. Davis Brian Michael Jenkins
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: war, qaeda, component, counterterrorism, influence, deterrence
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0833032860
ISBN-13: 9780833032867

Historical experience has shown that successful strategies to combat terrorism that is spawned by serious, deep-rooted problems have involved first crushing the current threat and then bringing about changes to make terrorism’s reemergence less likely. While deterrence of terrorism may at first glance seem to be an unrealistic goal

Author: Simon P. Worden
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: alternatives, sdi
Number of Pages: 700
Published: 2008-02
ISBN-10: 1428987622
ISBN-13: 9781428987623

The controversial nat. debate over strategic defense has been overshadowed by other nat. & global issues. Research programs for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) continue, however, & the debate is likely to resume as visible results of that research begin to compete for a share of the nationżs budget. This study considers strategic defense in the context of 4 competing strategic theories: deterrence through mutual assured destruction; deterrence through nuclear warfighting; deterrence relying on non-nuclear defense; & disarmament. Non-nuclear, space-based defense is not only feasible, bu

Author: Michael A. Levi
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Keywords: terrorism, nuclear, sponsorship, state, deterring
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0876094191
ISBN-13: 9780876094198

The basis of nuclear doctrine during the cold war was deterrence. Nuclear powers were deterred from attacking each other by the fear of retaliation. Today, much of the concern over possible nuclear attack comes in the context of rogue states and terrorism. And since only states are known to possess nuclear weapons, an important question is how to deter them from letting terrorists acquire a device, whether through an authorized transfer or a security breach. Michael A. Levi analyzes this aspect of deterrence in the post--cold war world, as well as what to do if deterrence breaks down. He sugge
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