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NATO"s theater nuclear force modernization program

Jeffrey Record

NATO"s theater nuclear force modernization program

the real issues

by Jeffrey Record

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Published by Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces.,
    • Warsaw Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces.,
    • Nuclear weapons.,
    • Europe -- Defenses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Other titlesN.A.T.O."s theater nuclear force modernization program.
      StatementJeffrey Record.
      SeriesSpecial report / Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Special report (Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA646.3 .R4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 102 p. :
      Number of Pages102
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3795256M
      ISBN 100895490382
      LC Control Number81084988

      The Real Danger in Nuclear Modernization. the United States is gearing up a comprehensive modernization program that in many ways exceeds the requirements of time and deterrence. In .   Hans M. Kristensen, Matthew McKinzie, and Theodore A. Postol, “How US Nuclear Force Modernization Is Undermining Strategic Stability: The Burst .

      NATO Nuclear Operations Management, Escalation, Balance of Power Hans M. Kristensen Director, Nuclear Information Project Federation of American Scientists Phone: Email: [email protected] Presentation to Course on Nuclear Weapons Policy and Arms Control James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Washington, Size: 1MB. The composite of theater nuclear capabilities now available to the Warsaw Pact suggests that the balance of nuclear forces has shifted from favor- ing the West to favoring the Soviet Union and its.

        Of particular concern to NATO, Russia has embarked on an across-the-board modernization of its nuclear forces, a modernization judged so important by Moscow that it has violated the Intermediate. At the time NATO, headed by America, strongly favored a centralized nuclear force, and not developing nuclear weapons would comply with this political system. Furthermore, by showing such a trust in the credibility of the United States’ promise for nuclear retaliation, should it be necessary, it would likely increase the United States.


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NATO"s theater nuclear force modernization program by Jeffrey Record Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Record, Jeffrey. NATO's theater nuclear force modernization program. Cambridge, Mass.: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Program of Record for NATOs theater nuclear force modernization program book modernization would cost an average of % of GDP between and before returning to current levels of spending on nuclear forces (for reference, defense spending would average % over the same period).

The modernization of NATO's long-range theater nuclear forces (Vol-1): report [Lunn, Simon.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The modernization of NATO's long-range theater nuclear forces (Vol-1): reportAuthor: Simon. Lunn. A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) or non-strategic nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations mostly with friendly forces in proximity and perhaps even on contested friendly territory.

Generally smaller in explosive power, they are defined in contrast to strategic nuclear weapons: which are designed to be mostly targeted in the enemy. Instead of staying on nuclear autopilot, the next administration needs to fundamentally rethink the role of nuclear weapons in U.S.

national security strategy, the costs of implementing the current strategic force modernization program, and the alternatives that could provide greater stability and less risk of nuclear conflict at a much lower. Analyzes the political and military background of the decision by the NATO Foreign and Defense Ministers, in Decemberto modernize NATO's long-range theater nuclear forces (LRTNF), in response to the Soviet : Thomas L McNaugher, Theodore M Parker.

Nuclear weapons are a core component of NATO’s overall capabilities for deterrence and defence, alongside conventional and missile defence forces. NATO is committed to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, but as long as nuclear weapons exist, it will remain a nuclear alliance.

and nuclear-capable Backfire bombers which can strike from within the So­ viet Union against any European tar­ get. The NATO alliance agreed to modernize its theater nuclear forces by deploying Pershing II missiles in West Germany and cruise mis­ siles there and in Britain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The. The NATO policy-making process that led to the dual-track decision had a complex history, but a key moment was in October when NATO's Nuclear Planning Group converted an existing task force on theater nuclear weapons into a High Level Group (HLG).

Nuclear Force Improvement Program: In the wake of revelations of professional and ethical lapses and poor morale in the U.S. nuclear force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in November steps the department is taking to address the numerous setbacks.

These include changing the conduct of inspections to reduce the burden on airmen and. Abstract. In the current debate over modernization, both sides point to the decision taken by NATO’s Defence Ministers at the Nuclear Planning Group meeting at Montebello (Canada) in October as having been the pivotal : Oliver Ramsbotham.

NATO faces a challenge to modernize and sustain its nuclear posture and missile defense deployments in Europe at a time of declining defense budgets on the one hand and expanded threats on the other.

The threats from Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa are serious and growing from both ballistic missile arsenals and nuclear [ ]. But an Air Force spokesman, Capt. Mark Graff, told CNBC a more precise figure the government is using for the nuclear recapitalization (or modernization) is about.

The renovation of the nuclear weapon arsenal of the United States is the modernization, refurbishment and rebuilding of the nuclear arsenal of the United States of America. Facilities for maintenance and refurbishment of U.S.

nuclear weapons became dilapidated after the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The United States planned to spend about a trillion dollars over thirty years to. All participants in this roundtable agree on one point—that nuclear weapon states need to modernize their arsenals.

But Eugene Miasnikov and I diverge from our colleague Matthew Kroenig in important ways. Miasnikov and I, in line with traditional approaches to arms control and disarmament, favor a balance between modernization and arsenal reductions.

Theater-Nuclear Force Modernization and NATO's Flexible Response Strategy By JACQUELYN K. DAVIS ABSTRACT: In October the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza-tion adopted a resolution that recommended modernization of NATO's long-range theater-nuclear forces.

Based upon the deploy-ment in Western Europe of Pershing II missile and ground. The Modernization Program: Dual-Capable Aircraft. Contribution to Deterrence: Dual-capable aircraft are critical to maintaining U.S. extended deterrence commitments around the world.

The U.S. Dual-Capable Aircraft modernization program will replace the nuclear-capable FE and F fighter aircraft with a nuclear-capable version of the FA. In the Cold War, such strategic demands resulted in the deployment of theater nuclear forces (including intermediate-range ballistic missiles) and nuclear weapons designed to allow for counter-force strikes, that is, limited nuclear strikes against Soviet nuclear forces rather than only counter-value, or massively destructive, options.

Nuclear Modernization, Enhanced Military Capabilities, and Strategic Stability by Hans M. Kristensen, presentation to Arms Control Association Annual Meeting, June 6, Nuclear Posture Review Report, Department of Defense, April   The Nuclear Posture Review clearly states that it favors the Stockpile Management Program for extending the life of U.S.

nuclear weapons over the development of new nuclear warheads or. The close to 2, weapons now in the U.S. nuclear inventory would obliterate any adversary, and most of the world, as well.

Still, like all of us, weapons age and require replacement parts.Title: Modernizing NATO's Long-Range Theater Nuclear Forces: An Assessment Author: Thomas L. McNaugher Subject: Analyzes the political and military background of the decision by the NATO Foreign and Defense Ministers, in Decemberto modernize NATO's long-range theater nuclear forces (LRTNF), in response to the Soviet threat.Joint Theater Nuclear Operations Joint Pub 9 February PREFACE i For the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: 1.

Scope This publication provides guidance for nonstrategic nuclear force employment. It is written for those who: a. Provide strategic direction to joint forces national and theater level Size: KB.