TITLE

Mutual deterrence: the need for a new. definition

AUTHOR(S)
Lall, Betty Goetz
PUB. DATE
December 1977
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Dec1977, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the concept of deterrence and its importance in the planning of military strategy in the nuclear age. Deterrence finds its basis in assured mutual destruction, the ability to inflict unacceptable damage to the enemies after an attack. Knowing that the United States and the USSR are capable of such attacks, any excesses above the level of weapons needed for deterrence should be negotiated and an agreement should be made to prohibit major improvements. It is suggested that attention should be focused on ways to achieve comprehensive disarmament and reduce international tension.
ACCESSION #
21656479

 

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