The New Era of Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Conflict

Keir A. Lieber
Daryl G. Press

Technological innovation has dramatically improved the ability of states to launch “counterforce” attacks. In the coming decades, deterring the use of nuclear weapons during conventional wars will be much harder than most analysts believe.

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Gary Craft 8/22/2014 12:49:21 PM

Proliferation of war technologies may increase the speed and area of an enemy battle force advance upon a critical target that might leave no other option but a nuclear terminus.