Nuclear Strategy in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-05-30
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

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Although the Cold War has ended and the Soviet Union is gone, nuclear weapons remain as dangerous artifacts of times past. High-technology non-nuclear weapons, possibly including anti-missile defenses based on new principles, will dominate the battle space in the 21st century. But nuclear weapons will be deemed "useful" by those who oppose the status quo and peace and who cannot afford to race the United States and other "third wave" economies based on information and electronics. Nuclear deterrence and information will have an uneasy and dangerous coexistence. Nuclear weapons may be used by regional rogues to deter power projection and intervention by the United States and its allies. Information will be used to help confuse or defeat United States adversaries armed with weapons of mass destruction.

Author Biography

Stephen J. Cimbala is Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University (Delaware County).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
I. Nuclear History and Its Lessons 1(66)
Limited War in the Nuclear Age: Military Frustration and U.S. Adaptation
Marching Beyond Marx: The Red Army and Nuclear Weapons
The Cuban Missile Crisis and Its Legacy
II. Nuclear Policy and Strategy in the Future 67(114)
Nuclear Proliferation: Fortuitous Past, Uncertain Future
Russia and Nuclear Weapons After the Cold War: A Potemkin Village?
Nuclear Weapons and ``Third Wave'' Warfare
Conclusion 181(22)
For Further Reading 203(4)
Index 207

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