Cover: Modeling Nuclear Vulnerability of NATO Tactical Airfields

Modeling Nuclear Vulnerability of NATO Tactical Airfields

Published 1973

by Felix Kozaczka

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This short paper documents preliminary results from RAND modeling of Soviet nuclear strikes on NATO airfields. It examines the effects of nuclear strikes of varying severity against Bitburg Air Base in Germany. The primary analytical tool is TANDEM (Tactical Nuclear Damage Evaluation Model). The analysis is part of RAND's study of the vulnerability of NATO nuclear forces, sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program Analysis and Evaluation.

Original document accession number IN-22741-DDPAE.

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