Nuclear Superiority: The 'New Triad' and the Evolution of by David S. McDonough

By David S. McDonough

In 2002 the Bush management accomplished a Nuclear Posture evaluation that brought a ‘new triad’ in keeping with offensive-strike structures, defences and a revitalized defence infrastructure. the recent triad is designed for a brand new strategic possibility atmosphere, characterised now not by means of a long-standing nuclear contention with one other superpower, yet through risky relationships with rogue-state proliferators, along extra ambiguous kin with nuclear-weapon powers.

Providing a historic context to those ameliorations to US nuclear procedure, Nuclear Superiority info how the hot triad, which strongly emphasizes the necessity to bolster the credibility of the nuclear deterrent and to organize for nuclear use whilst deterrence fails, is based on past efforts to safe nuclear superiority opposed to the Soviet Union and counter-proliferation functions opposed to WMD-proliferant adversaries. It illustrates how the evolution of yank nuclear technique in the direction of better counter-force features, whatever the present risk setting, has resulted in a bunch of counter-force advancements. David S. McDonough explores how this procedure relies at the long-standing American wish to keep watch over clash escalation and the way it could possibly invite challenge instability with neighborhood adversaries and disquiet between confirmed nuclear powers.

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