The Resource The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries, David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz

The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries, David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz

Label
The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries
Title
The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries
Statement of responsibility
David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"North Korea's test of a nuclear weapon in 2006 shows that such weapons are within reach of determined regional powers. While U.S. conventional and nuclear forces will continue to have deterrent effects on the leaders of regional adversaries, such as North Korea and Iran, the dynamics of the deterrent balance may be quite different from that to which the United States became accustomed during the Cold War." "The weakness of these states at the conventional level, coupled with the high stakes they will have at risk in a conflict with the United States, could lead them to seriously consider brandishing or using nuclear weapons in a conflict. This, in turn, could compel U.S. leaders to temper their military and political objectives in such conflicts. This book examines the reasons behind this important shift in the international security environment and its implications for U.S. strategy and force planning."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
ANU
Dewey number
355.02/17
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • U263
  • U263
LC item number
  • .O34 2008
  • .O34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-671-AF
Label
The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries, David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz
Publication
Note
  • "MG-671-AF"--Back cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-61)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Uniquely Destructive Capabilities of Nuclear Weapons -- Ch. 3. Characteristics of Nuclear-Armed Regional Adversaries -- Ch. 4. Strategies and Actions of Nuclear-Armed Regional Adversaries -- Ch. 5. Implications for U.S. Military Strategy, Operations, and Planning
Control code
000042770076
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 61 p.
Isbn
9780833042323
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007737
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23225208
System control number
  • la23225208
  • (OCoLC)193913321

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