The Deterrence Knowledge Research Center offers a source of information for researchers seeking data related to the USAF
Nuclear Enterprise and broader research material related to nuclear weapons and their role in U.S. national
security. The collection includes DoD and Air Force guidance documents, congressional hearings, CRS and
GAO reports, classic nuclear sources used by academics and researchers, and other articles, analyses,
and reports on nuclear-related national security issues.
The DRKC reading lists represent a starting point for both junior officers and senior officers, as well as other interested
parties, to learn more about strategic deterrence, the DoD nuclear enterprise, missile defense,
nonproliferation and arms control, or other related topics. These lists do not represent a complete
bibliography of professional readings, but rather are intended to form a common basis of education
for the general national security community.
2017 Deterrence Reading List