A Perfect Storm over Nuclear Weapons
Monroe, Robert R., Air & Space Power Journal
America faces a critical decision point in history. The nuclear deterrent that kept us safe for the past half century has deteriorated to the point of near failure, and we face a confluence of dangers- a "perfect storm"that threatens our very existence as a nation. Our nuclear perfect storm is far more complex and dangerous than the meteorological perfect storm of 1991, which added this term to our vocabulary. Ours has been building for two decades since the Cold War ended, and today we are engulfed in the convergence of five immense challenges:
* Rapidly increasing nuclear threats of new and different types
* A lapsed and totally out-of-date strategy of nuclear …
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Publication information: Article title: A Perfect Storm over Nuclear Weapons. Contributors: Monroe, Robert R. - Author. Journal title: Air & Space Power Journal. Volume: 23. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2009. Page number: 19+. © 2003 U.S. Air Force. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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