REDUCTIONS WITHOUT REGRET: SUMMARY

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This paper briefly summarizes the series in which we consider the possibilities for losing, or compromising, key capabilities of the U.S. nuclear force in the face of modernization and reductions. The first of the three papers takes an historical perspective, considering capabilities that were eliminated in past force reductions. The second paper is our attempt to define the needed capabilities looking forward in the context of the current framework for force modernization and the current picture of the evolving challenges of deterrence and assurance. The third paper then provides an example for each of our undesirable outcomes: the creation of ... continued below

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Swegle, J. & Tincher, D. September 16, 2013.

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This paper briefly summarizes the series in which we consider the possibilities for losing, or compromising, key capabilities of the U.S. nuclear force in the face of modernization and reductions. The first of the three papers takes an historical perspective, considering capabilities that were eliminated in past force reductions. The second paper is our attempt to define the needed capabilities looking forward in the context of the current framework for force modernization and the current picture of the evolving challenges of deterrence and assurance. The third paper then provides an example for each of our undesirable outcomes: the creation of roach motels, box canyons, and wrong turns.

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  • Report No.: SRNL-STI-2013-00550
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-08SR22470
  • DOI: 10.2172/1093221 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1093221
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc827409

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Swegle, J. & Tincher, D. REDUCTIONS WITHOUT REGRET: SUMMARY, report, September 16, 2013; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc827409/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.