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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

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The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries
Title
The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries
Statement of responsibility
David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz
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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. Thus, defense planners in the United States and elsewhere must begin now to confront the new security challenges posed by nuclear-armed regional adversaries. 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 vis-à-vis these actors 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. To improve the United States' military and political leverage in these situations, a great deal more needs to be done to develop and field capabilities, such as multilayered theater missile defenses and improved surveillance and target-tracking capabilities, that can prevent the enemy's use of nuclear weapons."--Publisher's website
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Ochmanek, David A
Dewey number
355.02/17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U263
LC item number
.O34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schwartz, Lowell
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  • Nuclear warfare
  • United States
  • National security
  • Strategic forces
  • Security, International
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • United States
Label
The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries, David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-61)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The uniquely destructive capabilities of nuclear weapons -- Characteristics of nuclear-armed regional adversaries -- Strategies and actions of nuclear-armed regional adversaries -- Implications for U.S. military strategy, operations, and planning
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833044877
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612033100
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The challenge of nuclear-armed regional adversaries, David Ochmanek, Lowell H. Schwartz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-61)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The uniquely destructive capabilities of nuclear weapons -- Characteristics of nuclear-armed regional adversaries -- Strategies and actions of nuclear-armed regional adversaries -- Implications for U.S. military strategy, operations, and planning
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833044877
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612033100
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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