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Strategic nuclear targeting

by Desmond Ball

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Targeting (Nuclear strategy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-358) and index.

    Statementedited by Desmond Ball and Jeffrey Richelson
    SeriesCornell studies in security affairs, Cornell studies in security affairs
    The Physical Object
    Pagination367 pages :
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26484089M
    ISBN 100801495075
    ISBN 109780801495076
    OCLC/WorldCa221634305

    Buy Strategic Nuclear Targeting (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by Ball, Desmond, Richelson, Jeffrey T. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book 5/5(1). STRATEGIC NUCLEAR FORCES [extract from the Annual Defense Report] INTRODUCTION. The mission of U.S. strategic nuclear forces is to deter a nuclear attack on the United States or its vital interests and to convince potential adversaries with access to nuclear weapons that seeking a nuclear advantage would be futile.

    Abstract. This report investigated Soviet Strategic Nuclear Targeting procedures against a limited target set. Included are objectives, doctrine, tactics, and an evaluation of nuclear weapons effects against selected target categories as viewed from Soviet Perspective. strategic stability reflects the recognition that changes in nuclear policies and force postures must be done carefully, as movement too far, fast, or without appro -File Size: 2MB.

    US Strategic Nuclear Policy Part 1 This is a documentary; an oral history of US strategic nuclear policy. Those who played a part tell the story. They summarize the evolution of a sixty-year history, from the dawn of nuclear weapons to the 21st century. The speakers address two fundamental Size: KB.   Nuclear strategy is an exercise in absurdity that pushes against every moral boundary but that has likely contributed to the relative safety and stability of the contemporary era, during which Author: Justin Vogt.


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: Toward a critique of strategic nuclear targeting / Desmond Ball --U.S.

nuclear war planning, / David Alan Rosenberg --The development of the SIOP, / Desmond Ball --Soviet nuclear targeting strategy / William T. Lee --British nuclear targeting / Lawrence Freedman.

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On Ap CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) hosted a seminar on nuclear targeting. The seminar was led by Walt Slocombe, Linton Brooks, and Frank Miller – Nonresident Senior Advisors at CSIS – who shared their experiences in working on American nuclear policy.

My grandfather, a high ranking officer worked for Strategic Command and actually created the first nuclear targeting maps for Russia, China, and other areas around the world.

No one wants war and our leaders have thankfully been working hard to reduce these weapons of mass destruction. Sandia Labs Historical Video Documents History of U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy.

Interviewees Include Robert McNamara, Brent Scowcroft, James Schlesinger and Last Strategic Air Commander-in-Chief Lee Butler. Includes Revelations on "Out of Control" Nuclear Targeting During the s. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No.

Nuclear strategy involves the development of doctrines and strategies for the production and use of nuclear weapons. As a sub-branch of military strategy, nuclear strategy attempts to match nuclear weapons as means to political addition to the actual use of nuclear weapons whether in the battlefield or strategically, a large part of nuclear strategy involves their use as a bargaining.

Washington, D.C., Ma - Last month’s posting by Robert S. Hopkins on “How the Strategic Air Command Would Have Gone to Nuclear War” provided incredible detail on SAC procedures during the s.

Strategic Air Command veteran Bruce Blair takes the story in to the s, with an extraordinary account, based on personal experience, of how SAC would have carried out its. This is an important book on an important subject, one that has not received very much systematic attention in the unclassified literature.

The authors examine the evolution of U.S. nuclear war planning-including the development of the SIOP (Single Integrated Operational Plan), which is the plan for the employment and targeting of U.S.

nuclear weapons-and then review the same for Britain. Jimmy Carter's Controversial Nuclear Targeting Directive PD Declassified. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. Posted - Septem where tactical and strategic nuclear weapons supported conventional operations, the "major weight of the initial response" to Soviet nuclear use was to be on "military and.

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US Strategic Nuclear Targeting Policy This paper reviews the new US strategic nuclear target-ing policy in two steps: • A summary of the principal changes in emphasis required by the new policy. • The key implications of these changes for such things as deterrence, US force acquisition policy, stability, leader.Strategic Nuclear Targeting: Desmond Ball, Jeffrey Richelson: Books - 5/5(1).

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