Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Author: David Baker
Editor: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785211393
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Much misinformation has been published by those who support, as well as those who are against, the continued deployment of nuclear weapons as instruments of deterrence. This book provides an apolitical description of strategic nuclear weapons, how they are designed, how they work, and how they are assigned to different targets in the event of conflict. As well as a Workshop Manual, this book would be a guide to public understanding expressed in a dispassionate and factual manner for information which many people find hard or impossible to obtain. Nuclear weapons do exist, and they cannot be wished away, and because of that, an entirely fact-based and balanced account is helpful to those who seek to understand this emotively sensitive subject delivered as a seminal reference. This book incorporates a balance of cutaway diagrams, images of hardware and test equipment, facilities and delivery systems, and traces the evolution of nuclear weapons over the past 70 years, with the emphasis on strategic nuclear delivery systems today.

U S Navy Manuals Combined Operations Security Opsec Nttp 3 54m Navy Information Operations Nwp 3 13 And The Commander S Handbook On The Law Of Naval Operations Nwp 1 14m 2007 2017 Editions

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Editor: Jeffrey Frank Jones
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NTTP 3-54M/MCWP 3-40.9 provides the commander with an operations security (OPSEC) overview, OPSEC evolution, and guidance for the most crucial aspect of OPSEC, that of identifying critical information (CI). It explains the OPSEC process, also known as the OPSEC five-step process. This publication addresses the areas of OPSEC and force protection, public affairs officer (PAO) interaction, the role of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in coordination with OPSEC, the OPSEC/OMBUDSMAN/KEY VOLUNTEER relationship and the conduct of OPSEC assessments. This publication includes separate chapters on Web page registration, Web risk assessment, and Red team activity. Appendices provide guidance to implement effective plans/programs at the individual unit, strike group, and shore establishment levels. NWP 3-13 (FEB 2014), NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS, provides information operations guidance to Navy commanders, planners, and operators to exploit and shape the information environment and apply information-related capabilities to achieve military objectives. This publication reinforces the integrating functionality of information operations to incorporate informationrelated capabilities and engage in the information environment to provide a military advantage to the friendly Navy force. It is effective upon receipt. 1. NWP 1-14M/MCTP 11-10B/COMDTPUB P5800.7A (AUG 2017), THE COMMANDER’S HANDBOOK ON THE LAW OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, is available in the Navy Warfare Library. It is effective upon receipt and supersedes NWP 1-14M/MCWP 5-12.1/COMDTPUB 5800.7A (JUL 2007), The Commander’s Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations. 2. Summary. This revision updates and expands upon various topics regarding the law of the sea and law of war. In particular, it updates the history of U.S. Senate consideration of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, to include its 2012 hearings; emphasizes that islands, rocks, and low-tide elevations are naturally formed and that engineering, construction, and land reclamation cannot convert their legal status; provides more detail on U.S. sovereign immunity policy for Military Sealift Command chartered vessels and for responding to foreign requests for health inspections and medical information; removes language indicating that all USN/USCG vessels under command of a noncommissioned officer are auxiliary vessels; emphasizes that only warships may exercise belligerent rights during international armed conflicts; adds a description of U.S.-Chinese bilateral and multilateral agreements promoting air and maritime safety; updates the international law applicable to vessels seeking a place of refuge; updates the description of vessels assimilated to vessels without nationality; provides detailed descriptions of the five types of international straits; states the U.S. position on the legal status of the Northwest Passage and Northern Sea Route; updates the list of international duties in outer space; updates the law regarding the right of safe harbor; adds “honor” as a law of war principle; adds information about weapons reviews in the Department of the Navy; updates the law regarding unprivileged enemy belligerents; includes information about the U.S. position on the use of landmines; expands on the discussion of the International Criminal Court (ICC); and updates the law of targeting.

The Evolution Of U S Army Nuclear Doctrine 1945 1980

Author: John P Rose
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000301222
Size: 16,18 MB
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The development of U.S. Army nuclear doctrine—policies, plans, procedures, tactics, and techniques—since World War II, its impact on Army forces, and its role in future wars is the subject of this policy-oriented analysis. The definition of Army nuclear doctrine advanced by the author clearly implies a distinction between policy for the employment of nuclear weapons as determined by the president and the role adduced by the Army. Dr. Rose suggests that developments—both nuclear and conventional—in U.S. Army tactical doctrine have been more responsive to political preferences held by national authorities than to the real nature of the potential threat and rigors of the nuclear battlefield. Further, he argues that the type of war preparations favored by U.S. political authorities over the last fifteen years and the type of war for which the Soviet Union is preparing differ markedly, making the U.S. Army poorly prepared for a major war.

U S Defense Policy U S Air Force Doctrine And Strategic Nuclear Weapon Systems 1958 1964

Author: George A. Reed
Editor:
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Military Realism

Author: Peter Campbell
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826274269
Size: 20,28 MB
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After the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army considered counterinsurgency (COIN) a mistake to be avoided. Many found it surprising, then, when setbacks in recent conflicts led the same army to adopt a COIN doctrine. Scholarly debates have primarily employed existing theories of military bureaucracy or culture to explain the army’s re-embrace of COIN, but Peter Campbell advances a unique argument centering on military realism to explain the complex evolution of army doctrinal thinking from 1960 to 2008. In five case studies of U.S. Army doctrine, Campbell pits military realism against bureaucratic and cultural perspectives in three key areas—nuclear versus conventional warfare, preferences for offense versus defense, and COIN missions—and finds that the army has been more doctrinally flexible than those perspectives would predict. He demonstrates that decision makers, while vowing in the wake of Vietnam to avoid (COIN) missions, nonetheless found themselves adapting to the geopolitical realities of fighting “low intensity” conflicts. In essence, he demonstrates that pragmatism has won out over dogmatism. At a time when American policymakers remain similarly conflicted about future defense strategies, Campbell’s work will undoubtedly shape and guide the debate.

Rethinking The Nuclear Weapons Dilemma In Europe

Author: P. Terrence Hopmann
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349091812
Size: 16,75 MB
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Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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Size: 20,12 MB
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Nuclear Weapons Nnsa Needs To Refine And More Effectively Manage Its New Approach For Assessing Certifying Nuclear Weapons

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Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781428930407
Size: 14,32 MB
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Homeland Defense

Author: Davi M. D'Agostino
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143792252X
Size: 12,54 MB
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A successful terrorist attack on a facility containing nuclear weapons could have devastating consequences. This report compares the DoD¿s and DoE¿s efforts to protect the nation¿s nuclear weapons where they are stored, maintained, or transported. This report: (1) compares the nuclear weapons security policies and procedures at DoD and DoE, and the extent to which cost-benefit analyses are required; (2) compares DoD and DoE efforts to assess threats to nuclear weapons; and (3) identifies total current and projected funding requirements for securing nuclear weapons, including military construction costs. The author visited sites that store, maintain, or transport nuclear weapons. Charts and tables.

The Operational Art

Author: B. J. C. McKercher
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275953058
Size: 13,91 MB
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Describes how several countries have carried out the linkage between discrete tactics and wider strategy that has come to be known as operational art, the practice of generals and their staff colonels for achieving success. Among them are the elder Moltke's campaign plan for the Franco-Prussian War,