Impact of a reduced nuclear weapons stockpile on strategic stability

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This presentation is to discuss the impact of a reduced nuclear weapons stockpile on the strategic stability. Methodologies used to study strategic stability issues include what are basically strategic-force exchange models. These models are used to simulate a massive nuclear exchange in which one side attacks and the other side retaliates. These models have been of interest to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program. Researchers have been looking at issues concerning the stability of the transition period, during which some defenses have been deployed and during which deterrence and war-fighting capability reply partly on defense and partly on offense. Also, ... continued below

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Chrzanowski, P. March 20, 1991.

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This presentation is to discuss the impact of a reduced nuclear weapons stockpile on the strategic stability. Methodologies used to study strategic stability issues include what are basically strategic-force exchange models. These models are used to simulate a massive nuclear exchange in which one side attacks and the other side retaliates. These models have been of interest to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program. Researchers have been looking at issues concerning the stability of the transition period, during which some defenses have been deployed and during which deterrence and war-fighting capability reply partly on defense and partly on offense. Also, more recently, with interest in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and force reductions beyond START, the same calculation engines have been used to examine the impact of reduced forces on strategic stability. For both the SDI and the START reduction cases, exchange models are able to address only a rather narrow class of strategic stability issues. Other broader stability questions that are unrelated to nuclear weapons or that relate to nuclear weapons but are not addressed by the calculational tools which are not included in this discussion. 6 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab. (BN)

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  • The role of nuclear weapons in the year 2000, San Ramon, CA (USA), 22-24 Oct 1990

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  • Other: DE91013304
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-106901
  • Report No.: CTS--24-90
  • Report No.: CONF-9010247--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5586880
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Chrzanowski, P. Impact of a reduced nuclear weapons stockpile on strategic stability, article, March 20, 1991; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1088381/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.