The Role of US Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War Era
Major Paulsen examines the role of nuclear weapons in the defense posture of the US between the end of World War II and the breakup of the USSR 50 years later. He gauges public opinion, reviews congressional testimony to determine the thinking of military leaders, and relies on his own military experience to assess new directions for deterrence in the post-cold war period. Major Paulsen surveys the continuing threat posed by nuclear weapons and recommends changes in US strategy for the post-cold war era.
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