This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future.

Nuclear Strategy: Understanding the Madness

Nuclear Strategy: Understanding the Madness
  • Nuclear deterrence and the security dilemma
  • Mutual assured destruction (MAD)
  • Posture, targeting and extended nuclear deterrence
  • Escalation and nuclear war
  • Key points and guide to further reading and resources

A fascinating aspect of the atomic age is that while nuclear-capable states have been keen to build ever-greater numbers of increasingly powerful nuclear weapons – especially the United States and ...

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