This report proposes an approach to arms control that would constrain the total destructive power of each side's strategic force and, at the same time, allow (perhaps even encourage) unilateral measures to increase strategic force survivability. A two-pronged approach is proposed that will achieve stability and prevent a successful attack on the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) forces of either side. The two elements of this approach are to constrain the offensive counterforce capability through arms control and, at the same time, to allow unilateral measures to increase force survivability.
Kent, Glenn A., Randall J. DeValk, and Edward L. Warner, A New Approach to Arms Control. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1984. https://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R3140.html.
Kent, Glenn A., Randall J. DeValk, and Edward L. Warner, A New Approach to Arms Control, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, R-3140-FF/RC, 1984. As of May 12, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R3140.html