Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta
The Delicate Balance of Terror (1958). Albert Wohlstetter. .... How Mad is MAD? ( 1974) .... also reductively) of Albert's work on nuclear deterrence in 1987.
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Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and
France's Nuclear Deterrence Strategy: Concepts and Operational ...... Albert Wohlstetter, “The Delicate Balance of Terror,” Foreign Affairs, January. 1959. 4.
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The Quirks of Nuclear Deterrence - Harvard - Belfer Center for
Under MAD, the use of nuclear weapons was deterred by .... alone – 'The Delicate Balance of Terror'34 – served to challenge Churchill's notion that the mere ...
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Payne Keith B., “Nuclear Deterrence for a New Century,”
thinkers gravitated to the notion that mutual nuclear deterrence, built around ... accepted that it even garnered a popular moniker: the “balance of terror.” ... (MAD ), became the prism through ..... Albert Wohlstetter, “The Delicate Balance.
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Why Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?
on nuclear weapons, views that span the range of practical, political, moral ... The 'balance of terror' and 'mutually assured destruction' (MAD) were not desirable strategies; they were viewed as the ...... and Albert Wohlstetter, 'The Delicate.
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Deterrence and Defense in “The Second Nuclear Age” - Northrop
Mar 27, 2008 ... The first nuclear age stressed the value of deterrence over defense. U.S. policy choices ... The “delicate balance of terror” existing between the two nuclear ... destruction (MAD) in which the shared vulnerabil- ity of the two ...
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A Critique of United States Nuclear Deterrence Theory - Digital
Jan 1, 1983 ... logical-military dimension of nuclear deterrence theory is con- ... after cited as GREEN]; Wohlstetter, The Delicate Balance of Terror, 37 FOREIGN AFF. 211 ... terrence only in degree: the targeting of cities is the same; MAD.
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Was the Nuclear Arms Race Deterministic? - jstor
Nuclear weapons during the cold war provide a compelling test case of. Forman's .... Albert Wohlstetter, "The Delicate Balance of Terror," RAND P-1472 (Santa Mon- ... divined that the Soviet Union was actually "ahead" in this MAD ("mutual.
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Deterrence Misapplied - Council on Foreign Relations
The acquisition of nuclear weapons by the Islamic Republic of Iran would be an ..... strategist Albert Wohlstetter called “the delicate balance of terror” into the Middle East ... (MAD) to deter Iran as it did the Soviet Union is extremely problematic.
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Strategy and International Politics - Political Science @ Chicago
Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons (Norton, 2002) . •. Thomas .... Wohlstetter, “The Delicate Balance of Terror,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 37, No. 2 (1959), pp. ... Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press, “The End of MAD?
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Revealed Preference and the Minimum Requirements of Nuclear
Dallas Boyd is a senior policy analyst, addressing nuclear weapons policy and counterterrorism. His ..... view, a delicate balance of terror exists between nuclear rivals that can ...... See Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press, “The End of MAD?
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The International Institute for Strategic Studies - Cryptome
Feb 1, 2013 ... military conflict.3 The strategy of nuclear deterrence was adopted in the ... The ' balance of terror' and 'mutually assured destruction' ...... Getting Mad: Nuclear Mutual Assured ... and Albert Wohlstetter, 'The Delicate. Balance of ...
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The Nuclear Revolution - Foreign Policy Research Institute
The Role of Nuclear Weapons ... The Nuclear Revolution in Strategic Affairs .... is enough. AKA “Assured Destruction” or. “Mutual Assured Destruction”. MAD ... of conflict, which requires escalation dominance; the balance of terror is delicate ...
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US nuclear strategy
Introduction. The role of nuclear weapons in the Cold War is a hotly con- .... parity (or MAD) school gained predominance in the wake of the. Cuban missile ...... Instead, what he called the "delicate" balance of terror could be sustained only.
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Nuclear Deterrence, Preventive War, and - Cato Institute
Jul 8, 2004 ... of nuclear weapons was to deter nuclear attack. Nuclear deterrence was ..... “The Delicate Balance of Terror,” put it in a nutshell: “To deter an ...
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The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
Jun 4, 2013 ... nuclear weapons deployed on a triad of sys- tems—bombers .... world of mutually assured destruction (MAD) massive U.S. .... coined the dramatic phrase “delicate balance of terror” to describe how the arsenal's vulner-.
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Deterrence and First-Strike Stability in Space: A - RAND Corporation
TERRORISM AND ... can the United States do to fashion the most robust space deterrence ..... ing inadvertent escalation to the nuclear threshold, but that firebreak .... intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. LEO low earth orbit. MAD .... and Collin G. Shackelford, Space Deterrence: The Delicate Balance of Risk, Colo ...
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Strategic Missile Defense: Russian and U.S. Policies and Their
Nov 5, 2015 ... the system and its effects on Russia's nuclear deterrence position. The U.S. .... Wohlstetter, in his 1958 work, The Delicate Balance of Terror, also regarded credibility issues in the ... (MAD) became established. The issue of ...
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Is Nuclear Deterrence Rational, and Will Star Wars Help? Abstract: ... Sometimes MAD is used to denote 'mutual assured deter rence', with the means for ..... held hostage to maintain the proverbial 'delicate balance of terror"? Star Wars holds ...
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Wor(l)ds of Dr. Strangelove - Doctoral School of Political Science
The Cold War has been over for two decades, yet (nuclear) deterrence theory remains a key ... ―delicate balance of terror‖ outlived the superpower confrontation and has been transplanted ... to stories of mushroom clouds and mad science.
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