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A study of naval defense posture against surprise nuclear attack

by Jackson D. Hill

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English


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  Washington, D.C., Decem - The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for , produced in June and published today for the first time by the National Security Archive , provides the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear targets and target systems that has ever been far as can be told, no . In a line of reasoning developed by the Navy's strategists and others, the Polaris fleet would provide a "finite deterrent" to any threats of nuclear attack or nuclear blackmail by the Soviet Union. A Naval commander, Paul Backus, coined the term "finite deterrence" in a prize-winning paper he published in early (Note 4).

  Fifty years later, the UK’s missile submarine force is the sole custodian of the country’s nuclear weapons, providing a constant deterrent against nuclear attack. The United Kingdom’s nuclear force in the early s relied upon the so-called “V-Force” strategic bombers: the Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor and Vickers Valiant.   [1] Studies on nuclear war, mainly the estimated impact of a U.S. atomic air offensive, had begun during the Truman administration — for example, the Harmon report and Weapons System Evaluation Group [WSEG] study 1 — but they were not prepared at the presidential level and did not estimate the impact of a Soviet attack on the United.

  NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW. nuclear weapons at the needed rate to support the nuclear deterrent into the s and beyond. Maintaining an effective nuclear deterrent is much less expensive than fighting a war that we were unable to deter. Maintenance costs for today’s nuclear deterrent are approximately three percent of the annual defense budget.   Washington, D.C., Decem – As late as , the U.S. government had plans in place to fire an automatic "full nuclear response" against both the Soviet Union and China in the event of the death or disappearance of the President in the course of an attack against the United States, but President Lyndon Johnson changed that policy in October , according to a previously Top.


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A study of naval defense posture against surprise nuclear attack. By Jackson D. Hill Download PDF (4 MB)Author: Jackson D. Hill. Thus, the chief U.S.

deterrent against surprise nuclear attack is U.S. SSBNs normally on patrol at sea, from a total fleet numbering 14 ballistic missile submarines (reduced from 35. Originally published by RealClearDefense: The most survivable leg of the U.S.

strategic nuclear Triad of bombers, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are the submarines. Ballistic missile submarines are the last best line of deterrence and defense to defeat surprise nuclear attack. The Navy’s lone nuclear torpedo (ASTOR with W34 warhead) was retired in The SUBROC (W55 warhead) was retired in The final weapon, the Tomahawk land-attack missile (TLAM/M with W warhead) was retired in The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review is considering developing a new nuclear sea-launched cruise missile.

Washington, D.C., J – “Launch-on-warning,” a feature of U.S. nuclear warfighting strategy since the late s, has frequently faced intensive criticism because of the high risk of accidental launches and uncontrollable outcomes, including massive casualties, according to recently declassified records posted today by the nongovernmental National Security Archive.

Yet. Assured second strike capability, even against surprise attack, thereby enabling greater flexibility in the decision-making cycle. Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines – SSBN Since the s, strategic deterrence has been the SSBN's sole mission, providing the United States with its most survivable and enduring nuclear strike capability.

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When the M9 chemical agent detector paper turns red, it is indicating the presence of what type of agent. What is the best defense before a nuclear attack. Dig in. 1 day ago  In the book, Blair argued that the greatest danger of nuclear war was not from the scenario the United States most feared and planned against: a Pearl Harbor-type deliberate Soviet strike on US nuclear.

The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) represents a significant shift in U.S. nuclear weapons Cold War vintage theory, this article assesses whether the NPR signals a return to nuclear warfighting. The NPR is assessed against five primary drivers for warfighting strategy: enhanced deterrence; to deal with deterrence failure; to maximize damage limitation; to provide a theory of.

A study by the Ministry of Defense concluded that, like France, the UK would need at least five ballistic missile submarines to maintain a credible deterrent posture. This number would later be. Ballistic missile submarines are the last best line of deterrence and defense to defeat surprise nuclear attack.

Today, U.S. strategic bombers and ICBMs have never been more vulnerable to surprise attack. U.S. strategic bomber bases are reduced from 45 during the Cold War to just 3 today.

China’s military doctrine — including numerous examples of using nuclear EMP attack to win on the battlefield, defeat U.S.

aircraft carriers, and achieve against the U.S. homeland a surprise “Pearl Harbor” writ large — is replete with technical and operational planning consistent with a nuclear. short time, a covert submarine attack can substantially degrade an adversary’s ability to mount a defense.

This capability against time-sensitive targets could be enhanced by the deployment of tac-tical, semi-ballistic missiles on nuclear submarines. In addition to the surprise factor of launch from. Surprise nuclear attack is feasible and in the interests of the Soviet Union in the event that war seems to them to be imminent, unavoidable, or desirable.

disbelief in surprise nuclear attack, and increase the probability of surprise. planning of the NATO defense posture. Yet, the assumption of effective strategic warning dominates both.

A key development in nuclear warfare throughout the s and early s is the proliferation of nuclear weapons to the developing world, with India and Pakistan both publicly testing several nuclear devices, and North Korea conducting an underground nuclear test on October 9, The U.S.

Geological Survey measured a magnitude. China’s military doctrine—including numerous examples presented here of using HEMP attack to win on the battlefield, defeat U.S. aircraft carriers, and achieve against the U.S.

homeland a surprise “Pearl Harbor” writ large—is replete with technical and operational planning consistent with a nuclear first-strike. Soviet intelligence services went on alert in to watch for US preparations for launching a surprise nuclear attack against the USSR and its allies.

This alert was accompanied by a new Soviet intelligence collection program, known by the acronym RYAN, to monitor indications and provide early warning of.

Washington elites, encouraged by the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, have for too long assumed U.S. SSBNs are invulnerable, a dangerous assumption also in the Nuclear Posture Review that advocates W giving a tactical nuclear mission to ballistic missile submarines–because of their alleged invulnerability.

Civil-defense was all but abandoned, as was in time the attempt to create an ABM system which held out the possibility of protecting American missile sites against a surprise enemy attack. The Russians were watched benignly as they moved toward parity with the United States in the number of intercontinental launchers, and then proceeded to.

With the Nuclear Posture Review, the Department of Defense recognizes a future in which great-power adversaries may employ nuclear weapons to augment disadvantaged military forces in a rapidly escalating conflict, whether against the United States, its allies, or regional neighbors.

Yet the Army is not alone in failing to address the.And below is the RAND Corporation scenario of a future war against China.

The study (published in ) entitled War with China: Thinking the Unthinkable was commissioned by the US Army. For an updated analysis (December ) of US war scenarios against both Russia and China, see Manlio Dinucci‘s incisive analysis of the US National Defense Strategy Commission report entitled “Providing.