Deterrence, Arms Control, and Disarmament: Toward a Synthesis in National Security Policy

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1. Some Articulated Assumptions3
An Image of the International System4
The Uses and Limits of Simplification8
Realism and Utopianism in Politics10
The Moral Neutrality of Weapons11
The Arms Policy Continuum12
Organization and Rationale15
PART I-- DETERRENCE: SURVIVING THE ENVIRONMENT
2. Deterrence and Its Capability Requirements21
The Deterrence Model22
Capability Requirements: Destruction Levels30
Retaliator's Nuclear Stockpiles30
Attacker's Level of Acceptable Destruction31
Attacker's Passive Defense32
Attacker's Active Defense33
Capability Requirements: Delivery Systems38
Retaliator's Pre-Attack Inventory39
Retaliator's Early Warning System43
Active Defense of Retaliatory Systems48
Passive Defense of Retaliatory Systems50
3. Probabilities and Perceptions in Deterrence56
The Credibility of the Threat57
The Resolve to Retaliate58
Defining the Provocation61

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