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Presentation on the international seminar "Disruptive Technologies, Strategic Vulnerability, and the Future of Detterence": The End of Nuclear Arms Cuts: Technology and the Threat to Deterrence

Keir Lieber, Daryl Press

In the past, nuclear reductions seemed safe:

-Goal is strategic stability (no counterforce disarming strikes) -In the Cold War, cuts seemed compatible with strategic stability -Large arsenals + modest counterforce capabilities = AC possible  

Today, nuclear reductions are becoming dangerous:

-Technology creating new possibilities for counterforce -Nuclear arsenals increasingly vulnerable -Small arsenals + powerful counterforce = AC dangerous

Presentation on the international seminar "Disruptive Technologies, Strategic Vulnerability, and the Future of Detterence": The End of Nuclear Arms Cuts: Technology and the Threat to Deterrence


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