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The logic of American nuclear strategy : why strategic superiority matters, Matthew Kroenig

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The logic of American nuclear strategy : why strategic superiority matters
Title
The logic of American nuclear strategy
Title remainder
why strategic superiority matters
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Kroenig
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What kind of nuclear strategy and posture does the United States need to defend itself and its allies? According to a longstanding, academic conventional wisdom, the answer to this question is straightforward: the United States needs the ability to absorb an enemy nuclear attack and respond with a devastating nuclear counterattack. This book takes a different approach. Rather than dismiss it as illogical, it explains The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy. It argues that military nuclear advantages above and beyond a secure, second-strike capability can contribute to a state's national security goals. This is primarily because nuclear advantages reduce a state's expected cost of nuclear war, increasing its resolve, providing it with coercive bargaining leverage and enhancing nuclear deterrence. This book provides the first coherent theoretical explanation for why military nuclear advantages translate into geopolitical advantages. In so doing, it resolves one of the longest-standing and most-intractable puzzles in international security studies. The book also explains why, in a world of growing nuclear dangers, the United States must possess, as President Donald J. Trump recently declared, a nuclear arsenal "at the top of the pack.""--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.02/170973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.K783 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The logic of American nuclear strategy : why strategic superiority matters, Matthew Kroenig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Bridging the gap"--Facing title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The advantages of nuclear advantages -- Toward a new theory of nuclear deterrence: -- The superiority-brinkmanship synthesis theory -- Nuclear war outcomes -- The correlates of nuclear crisis outcomes -- The mechanisms of nuclear crisis outcomes -- Nuclear deterrence and compellence -- Part 2. The disadvantages of nuclear advantages? -- Strategic stability -- Arms races -- Nonproliferation -- The defense budget -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780190849184
Lccn
2017035084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1688990
  • (OCoLC)1005197368
  • 1677194
  • (OCoLC)on1005197368
  • 1677194
  • 1688990
  • 1688990
Label
The logic of American nuclear strategy : why strategic superiority matters, Matthew Kroenig
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Bridging the gap"--Facing title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The advantages of nuclear advantages -- Toward a new theory of nuclear deterrence: -- The superiority-brinkmanship synthesis theory -- Nuclear war outcomes -- The correlates of nuclear crisis outcomes -- The mechanisms of nuclear crisis outcomes -- Nuclear deterrence and compellence -- Part 2. The disadvantages of nuclear advantages? -- Strategic stability -- Arms races -- Nonproliferation -- The defense budget -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780190849184
Lccn
2017035084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1688990
  • (OCoLC)1005197368
  • 1677194
  • (OCoLC)on1005197368
  • 1677194
  • 1688990
  • 1688990

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