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An analysis of administration strategic arms reduction and modernization proposals

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An analysis of administration strategic arms reduction and modernization proposals
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An analysis of administration strategic arms reduction and modernization proposals
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States is expanding and modernizing its strategic nuclear forces. At the same time, it is proposing to the Soviet Union measures to reduce nuclear arsenals of the two powers. This study addresses several key questions raised by these policies. How would the modernization plans be affected by arms reductions? What effect would modernization along with arms reductions have on the U.S.-Soviet strategic balance? Are there U.S. cost savings associated with arms reductions? While vitally interested in arms control, the Congress as a body has little to do with the negotiating process except to pass upon treaties in the course of ratification. Its primary influence over nuclear weapons programs and policies is in deciding what weapons will be added to the arsenal and at what rates. At the same time, the modernization plan remains a focus for continued Congressional efforts to hold down defense spending to help reduce federal deficits. For these two reasons, this study also considers alternatives to the modernization program that could substantially reduce costs as well as reflect Congressional input on arms control. Perhaps foremost among the more recent U.S. arms proposals is the "build-down" concept of arms reductions, which requires that, when new warheads are added to the inventory of nuclear weapons, an equal or lager number of existing warheads be retired. In advancing this new proposal, the United States retained its earlier call for major, mutual reductions in ballistic missile warheads to 5,000 and offered further trades of U.S. strategic bombers for Soviet ballistic missiles. In this study, the revised negotiating posture is called "START/Build-down."
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JX1974.7
LC item number
.A53 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
United States
Series statement
A CBO study
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  • Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
  • Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Strategic forces
  • Strategic forces
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Strategic forces
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • ARMAMENTS
  • UNITED STATES
  • ARMS LIMITATION
Label
An analysis of administration strategic arms reduction and modernization proposals
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Publication
Note
  • "March 1984"--Cover
  • Item 1005-C
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Summary -- Evolution of the U.S. proposal -- The effects of Start/Build-down on U.S. forces -- Comparative effects of Start/Build-down on U.S. and Soviet forces -- Comparison of the administration's modernization plan and alternatives -- Appendix A. Weapons-counting assumptions -- Appendix B. Potential destructive capacity and the double build-down concept -- Appendix C.U.S. and Soviet forces under Start/Build-down
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 75 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)776002555
  • (OCoLC)ocn776002555
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
An analysis of administration strategic arms reduction and modernization proposals
Publication
Note
  • "March 1984"--Cover
  • Item 1005-C
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Summary -- Evolution of the U.S. proposal -- The effects of Start/Build-down on U.S. forces -- Comparative effects of Start/Build-down on U.S. and Soviet forces -- Comparison of the administration's modernization plan and alternatives -- Appendix A. Weapons-counting assumptions -- Appendix B. Potential destructive capacity and the double build-down concept -- Appendix C.U.S. and Soviet forces under Start/Build-down
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 75 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)776002555
  • (OCoLC)ocn776002555
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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