Some implications of strategic concepts for Western European nuclear weapons.

by Andrew E. Wessel

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A discussion of technically feasible nuclear strategic concepts for consideration by Western European governments. The basic ingredients of any nuclear military strategy are given as: (1) a political directive, (2) a program of military R&D, (3) a program of military procurement, (4) a deployment and posture, and (5) a nuclear war plan. Based on these points, three nuclear strategic concepts are outlined.

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