Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War

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3 Dimensional War technology that allows a state to directly harm another state emergence of: o aircraft o submarines o missiles 1 st and 2 nd strike 1 st strike o the ability to destroy an adversary’s ability to retaliate you have enough nuke weapons that if you hit them, they will not be able to hit you back 2 nd strike o the ability to destroy an adversary in retaliation having the ability to hit them back harder then they hit you if A can 1 st strike, B cannot 2 nd strike if A can 2 nd strike, B cannot 1 st strike it is possible for both sides to have 1 st and 2 nd strike If both sides have 2 nd strike ability o MAD In mad, neither side has 1 st strike ability Nuclear Triad 1 st Strike o vulnerable o fast o ground-breaking Example o MX missile 2 nd strike o Hidden o Hardened o Retaliatory Example o Triad ICBMs Submarines Bombers Arms Race States feel insecure… o They arm themselves
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor Teitelbaum during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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