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By George P. Shultz,Sidney D. Drell,James E. Goodby

Drawn from the 3rd in a chain of meetings on the Hoover establishment at Stanford college at the nuclear legacy of the chilly battle, this document examines the significance of deterrence, from its severe functionality within the chilly battle to its present function. even supposing deterrence won't disappear, present and destiny threats to foreign defense will current quite fewer occasions within which nuclear guns will play the dominant position they did in the course of the chilly war.

The authors spotlight the ways that deterrence has been formed by way of surrounding stipulations and situations. they appear on the potential reliability of deterrence as a device of statecraft within the rising overseas surroundings. and so they learn the demanding situations of “weaponless deterrence”:  developing methods to nuclear deterrence that count no longer at the actua, yet fairly at the potential lifestyles of nuclear guns. additionally, they appear on the ongoing debates over “de-alerting” (slowing down the aptitude for fast release and swift nuclear escalation), the function of hands regulate, and the sensible concerns concerning verification and compliance.

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