The Resource Strategic defenses and the transition to assured survival, Glenn A. Kent and Randall J. DeValk

Strategic defenses and the transition to assured survival, Glenn A. Kent and Randall J. DeValk

Label
Strategic defenses and the transition to assured survival
Title
Strategic defenses and the transition to assured survival
Statement of responsibility
Glenn A. Kent and Randall J. DeValk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This report details the anatomy and calculus of the ballistic missile portion of the transition to a robust nationwide strategic defense posture, as proposed by President Reagan on March 23, 1983. To provide insight into the policy issues surrounding the transition, the authors develop an analytic format based on ballistic missile "defense potential." The defense potential format demonstrates that, if highly survivable strategic defenses were deployed as an adjunct to current superpower ballistic missile forces, the United States could make the transition to the President's goal of assured survival from ballistic missile attack without having to pass through a period during which either the United States or the Soviet Union would have great incentive to launch a first strike against the other. However, if the defenses are vulnerable to attack and/or if both superpowers continue to deploy weapons capable of destroying hard targets but fail to adopt corresponding offensive force survivability measures, a stable transition would become less likely."--Rand abstracts
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kent, Glenn A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • UG740
  • AS36.R3
LC item number
  • .K46 1986
  • R3369
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeValk, Randall J.
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Arms race
  • Arms race
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Military policy
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
Strategic defenses and the transition to assured survival, Glenn A. Kent and Randall J. DeValk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Project Air Force report prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "R-3369-AF."
  • "October 1986."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 57 pages
Isbn
9780833007377
Lccn
86013861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)13760447
Label
Strategic defenses and the transition to assured survival, Glenn A. Kent and Randall J. DeValk
Publication
Note
  • "A Project Air Force report prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "R-3369-AF."
  • "October 1986."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 57 pages
Isbn
9780833007377
Lccn
86013861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)13760447

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