Cooperative Threat Reduction, Missile Defense and the Nuclear Future

Cooperative Threat Reduction, Missile Defense and the Nuclear Future

by M. Krepon


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In this book, Michael Krepon analyzes nuclear issues such as missile defenses, space warfare, and treaties, and argues that the United States is on a dangerous course. During the Cold War, Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, facilitated strategic arms control. Now that the Cold War has been replaced by asymmetric warfare, treaties based on nuclear overkill and national vulnerability are outdated and must be adapted to a far different world. A new strategic concept of Cooperative Threat Reduction is needed to replace MAD. A balance is needed that combines military might with strengthened treaty regimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403972002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL KREPON is the Founding President of the Henry L. Stimson Center. He is the author and editor of eight books, including Strategic Stalemate, Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in American Politics, Arms Control in the Reagan Administration, The Politics of Arms Control Treaty Ratification, Crisis Prevention, Confidence Building, and Reconciliation in South Asia, and Global Confidence Building: New Tools for Troubled Regions.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Paradigm Shifts Prioritizing Threats and Responses Missile Defense From the Cold War to Asymmetric Warfare Vulnerability, Risk, and Missile Defense Missile Defense and the Asian Cascade Reassessing Strategic Arms Control From MAD to Cooperative Threat Reduction Fateful Choices

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