U.S. Needs Non-Nuclear Deterrence
Erwin, Sandra I., National Defense
Former administration offlcials say poor planning places U.S. troops at risk
The U.S. government's "dangerously casual reliance" on nuclear weapons to deter chemical or biological attacks against Americans is delaying important decisions on how to counter these potential threats, according to two former senior officials of the Clinton administration. The military success that the United States has achieved so far would not materialize in future wars if enemies decide to pursue "asymmetric" warfare, said Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry in a recently published book titled "Preventive Defense." Asymmetric warfare means an attack with chemical or biological weapons. against …
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Publication information: Article title: U.S. Needs Non-Nuclear Deterrence. Contributors: Erwin, Sandra I. - Author. Magazine title: National Defense. Volume: 83. Issue: 548 Publication date: May/June 1999. Page number: 28+. © 2009 National Defense Industrial Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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