Unformatted text preview: “Nukespeak”
• Counter Value – get their cities
• Counter Force – get their forces
• First strike attack first
• Second Strike – retaliatory attack How Do We Know Deterrence How Do We Know Deterrence Works? • Are people under attack ‘rational’? • What systems will work?
• Opponents misunderstand each other The US Nuclear Triad
The US Nuclear Triad
(air, land and seabased) A Possible First Strike Target?
A Possible First Strike Target? Or Here?
(Wailing Wall, Jerusalem) Or Here?
(US National Security Agency HQ) Possible Forms of Iranian Strikes
Possible Forms of Iranian Strikes
(Missiles, Militia and the Straits of Hormuz) Iranian...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course IR 271 taught by Professor Corgan during the Fall '08 term at BU.
- Fall '08