|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||395|
|LC Control Number||2009346522|
Ever since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, no nuclear weapons have been used in combat. This limits all efforts to develop theories about nuclear strategy, as does the fact that serious nuclear crises have been few and far between. This book provides pointers on how India's nuclear strategy, in the prevailing security environment, should put together the building blocks of credible deterrence in order to minimise, if not remove, the chance of nuclear use. Examining the reasoning and deterrence consequences of regional power nuclear strategies, this book demonstrates that these strategies matter greatly to international stability and it provides new insights into conflict dynamics across important areas of the world . Examining the reasoning and deterrence consequences of regional power nuclear strategies, this book demonstrates that these strategies matter greatly to international stability and it provides new insights into conflict dynamics across important areas of the world Cited by:
Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era considers the range of nuclear choices made by regional powers and the critical challenges they pose to modern international security. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. The illogic of American nuclear strategy Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Cornell Studies in Political Economy: Author: Robert Jervis: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Cornell University Press, ISBN: , Length: pages: Subjects. The Claim: If the United States pursues nuclear superiority, nonnuclear states will build nuclear weapons. The Reality: States build nuclear weapons for other reasons. A strong U.S. nuclear arsenal is an important force for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. Quantitate and qualitative evidence supports my view. Provides a novel theoretical explanation for why nuclear (or strategic) superiority matters Conducts a systematic empirical examination of the effects of the nuclear balance of power on international politics, analyzing new data from to the present Offers concrete guidance to policymakers about how to design strategic nuclear posture.
Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict - Ebook written by Vipin Narang. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict.5/5(1). Setting the terms for an effective public debate on nuclear issues, this provides essays and excerpts from longer works that have charted the development of American nuclear strategy. Each section ends with questions for study and analysis with suggested further reading. NUCLEAR STRATEGY IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER Introduction. The nuclear age was born at New Mexico’s Trinity test site on J Within a year, even without a nuclear-capable adversary, the United States developed its first nuclear war plan (PINCHER) that called for an attack on 20 Soviet cities using 50 atomic weapons Abstract. Debate over nuclear weapons still lingers and one cause of this trend, as suggested by this thesis, is the rise of conventional nuclear strategy or, in other words, the attempt by the US government to apply through the counterforce doctrine a conventional weapons strategy in an age of nuclear .