Nuclear Weapons and the Cuban Missile Crisis 4-10-07

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Nuclear Weapons and the Cuban Missile Crisis -The nuclear revolution An offense to which there was no defense Two ways to use nuclear weapons to achieve policy Deterrence- If you invade west germany we will bomb you Compellence- Remove your forces from western Europe or we might bomb you The triad- ICBMs, bombers, and submarines all had nuclear capabilities.
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Unformatted text preview: Flexible Response- Made sure that we were diversified and able to fight with means other than nuclear. MAD Mutually Assured Destruction- the system ended up fairly stable since both sides had second strike capability. Both countries realized that if nuclear weapons were used they would both be devastated. -Cuban Missile crisis (1962)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course GOVT 444 taught by Professor Dueck during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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