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Nuclear Future: Underwater and in the Skies

Part Two of the SNF Analysis: Air and Naval Components of the Nuclear Triad, and an Attempt to Look “Beyond the Horizon” In Part I , we briefly outlined the development of strategic nuclear forces (SNF) from the middle to the end of the Cold War, the emergence ...


Nuclear Future: Rethinking the Nuclear Forces in the Days to Come

The shifting military and technical environment as well as the revving-up global arms race will call for revolutionary changes across all the SNF components to ensure survivability of national strategic forces Last year, we took a brief look at possible alternatives for the evolution of strategic nuclear forces at the dawn of the nuclear era in the 1950–60s. Following a period of “creative ...


INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

How the Termination of the INF Treaty Could Affect the Existing System of Treaties. Russia’s Stance Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are meeting in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. As far as we can tell, the range of issues to be discussed at the summit will include non-proliferation and the preservation of the existing arms limitation regimes. Signed at the end of the Cold War, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty imposed restrictions on the production, testing and deployment of ground-based...


Disarmament: Utopian Concept or Imperative of the Post-Wilson Era?

... the Soviet Union’s supposed missile superiority following the launch of the first artificial satellite in 1957, the United States stepped up its efforts to build up nuclear weapons and delivery systems. In 1967, the U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces (SNF) increased their missile arsenal by a factor of 40 (!)[ 2 ]. Realizing where these processes were leading, Khrushchev authorized the deployment of medium-range missiles in Cuba in an attempt to address the rapidly growing disparity with the United ...


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