US Nuclear Deterrence
Below, Tim D. Q., Air & Space Power Journal
An Opportunity for President Obama to Lead by Example
Although the United States has undertaken significant nuclear arms reductions since the end of the Cold War, as has Russia, and is currently on track to achieve the cuts agreed under the terms of the Moscow Treaty by 2012, many people argue that the contemporary security environment warrants further reductions.1 The Nuclear Posture Review of 2002 formally recognized the termination of an adversarial relationship with Russia and set out a move away from a Cold War-styled "threat-based" approach, instead adopting a "capabilitybased" approach. This would provide a "credible deterrent at the lowest level of nuclear weapons …
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Publication information: Article title: US Nuclear Deterrence. Contributors: Below, Tim D. Q. - Author. Journal title: Air & Space Power Journal. Volume: 23. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2009. Page number: 89+. © 2003 U.S. Air Force. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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