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Unformatted text preview: states---of course this leads to a moral dilemma that Schelling (pg 18) tends to dismiss ”look on page 18” THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS-Nuclear weapons are not different in the number of individuals that you can kill, but how quickly they can be killed-Nuclear weapons changed the equation where military victory is no longer a prerequisite for hurting the enemy-As such, deterrence now rests not only on the threat military defeat but also on the threat of pain and extinction THE NEW ERA OF MILITARY STRATEGY-War is no longer a contest of strength-States no longer want their militaries to bring “victory” but they want the bargaining power that comes from the ability to hurt-As such, military science is not the science of military victory-Military Science has become the diplomacy of violence, i.e. the art of coercion, intimidation, and deterrence...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2009 for the course POLI 4040 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08