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Rethinking the role of nuclear weapons

David C Gompert

Rethinking the role of nuclear weapons

by David C Gompert

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Published by National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear arms control -- United States,
  • United States -- Military policy

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David C. Gompert
    SeriesStrategic forum -- no. 141
    ContributionsNational Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15226612M

    Rethinking the Nuclear Weapons Dilemma in Europe. Editors: Hopmann, P. Terrence, Barnaby, Dr. Frank (Eds.) Free Preview.   Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reductions.

    Foreword by Harlan Cleveland xii,INTRODUCTION RETHINKING THE NUCLEAR. WEAPONS DILEMMA IN EUROPE 1,P Terrence Hopmann and Frank Barnaby. EDITOR S NPART I NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE,TACTICAL AND INTERMEDIATE RANGE. 1 Managing NATO s Nuclear Business the Lessons,Gregory F Treverton. 2 SDI Alliance Coherence and East West Nuclear.   Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century Stephen M. Younger. Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Weapons Los Alamos National Laboratory. LAUR J EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The time is right for a fundamental rethinking of the role of nuclear weapons in national defense and of the composition of our nuclear forces.

      “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons” is a roundabout and insistently counterintuitive argument for nuclear disarmament, from a writer who has .   With the Nuclear Posture Review, the Department of Defense recognizes a future in which great-power adversaries may employ nuclear weapons to augment disadvantaged military forces in a rapidly escalating conflict, whether against the United States, its allies, or regional neighbors. Yet the Army is not alone in failing to address the.


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Rethinking the role of nuclear weapons by David C Gompert Download PDF EPUB FB2

Discusses the changing role of nuclear weapons in the post-Cold-War era in the United States. Reference the current page of this Book. Gompert, David C. Rethinking the role of nuclear weapons., book, May ; Washington, by: 3. Get this from a library. Rethinking the role of nuclear weapons. [David C Gompert; National Defense University.

Institute for National Strategic Studies.] -- In the new era, the United States need not rely on nuclear weapons to prevent a global challenger from upsetting the status quo, to compensate for weakness in conventional defense, or to impress. The United States could reduce the importance and attractiveness of nuclear weapons, delegitimize their use in response to conventional threats, sharpen nuclear deterrence against biological weapons by stating nuclear weapons would be used only in retaliation Rethinking the role of nuclear weapons book attacks with weapons of mass destruction (WMD)--in essence, a "no-first-use-of-WMD.

It could do this by stating that it would use nuclear weapons only in retaliation for attacks with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in essence, a no-first-use-of-WMD policy.

Introduction. The reduction of U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals suggests that such weapons have a reduced role in world affairs. But what that role should be is unclear. The Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project seeks to re-evaluate the utility of nuclear weapons as military and political tools.

Beginning with ground-breaking work which persuasively demonstrated that Japan did not surrender because of nuclear weapons attacks in (), continuing on to a prize-winning re-examination of nuclear deterrence (), and most recently a. Reducing the role of nuclear weapons Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S.

President, famously pledged decades ago that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” The world-ending destructive power of nuclear weapons means that their only purpose must be to deter their use by others until such time as a system for their global.

Rethinking our complacency on nuclear weapons threat Nuclear weapons continue to underpin the international security policy of the most powerful states Monday, Decem - AM. of nuclear weapons, this perception of strategic airpower as the central component of US global power was strengthened.

The combination of US victory in World War II and its nuclear dominance in the immediate postwar period created a psychology in which critical evaluation of the role of bombers in nuclear deterrence seemed unnecessary.

in the debate on the morality of using nuclear weapons. This article, however, is not concerned with whether the U.S. decision to use nuclear weapons was justiªed under the circumstances or with more general moral questions about using nuclear weapons.

It. Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons By Ward Wilson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,pp. The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics By Paul Bracken Times Books,pp. How are nuclear weapons useful today.

The answer to that question has practical as well as theoretical importance. Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reductions.

Ward Hayes Wilson is a Senior Fellow and director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons project at the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), a think tank focusing on nuclear disarmament based in London and Washington, D.C.

He lives and works in Trenton, New Jersey. This article reexamines the widely held presumption that nuclear weapons played a decisive role in winning the war in the Pacific. Based on new research from Japanese, Soviet, and U.S.

archives, it concludes that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6,played virtually no role. 5 hours ago  Nuclear weapons are still one of the most serious threats to mankind, and the dangers are growing.

Young people can play an important role in ensuring that they are eliminated once and for all, says the UN’s top disarmament official, ahead of International Youth Day on 12 August. Rethinking Nuclear Power Rising energy demands may mean increasing the role of nuclear The Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead, Florida is a twin reactor nuclear power station and serves energy to the entire southern portion of the state (, people).

The revisionist school ascended in with the publication by Gar Alperovitz of a book arguing that bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was unnecessary--the Japanese would have surrendered anyway. (3) This debate has caused controversy and aroused passions for almost fifty years.

But it is not really about nuclear weapons. This project would reconsider deterrence and look at the role of nuclear weapons in deterring different kinds of attacks and ask where deterrence still makes sense as a part of U.S. defense strategy and foreign policy and where a reliance on nuclear deterrence could have undesirable or destabilizing effects.

This WebMemo is based on presentations given at "The Role of Nuclear Weapons in the 21 st Century," a public event held at The Heritage Foundation on Monday, Ma While Europe continues to play a crucial role on issues relating to non-proliferation, particularly in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme, nuclear strategy is generally considered to be within remit of Russia, the United States and NATO.

The paper identifies possible scenarios where the deployment of nuclear weapons may be justified. Rethinking the “nuclear revolution” Yet if nuclear weapons were somehow disinvented, it is not obvious that this event would have any discernible effect on our conventional military.

In this exclusive interview, we talk to Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and expert advisor to the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United discuss the role of nuclear weapons in global security, the threat they pose to humanity, and why we must move towards a world free of the nuclear threat.

The answer, according to a book, To Win a Nuclear War authored by nuclear physicists Michio Kaku and Daniel Axelrod, is that the US was planning to launch a devastating nuclear .Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment.

Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reduction.