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Title: Strategic command and control: Redefining the nuclear threat

Abstract

To many defense analysts, C/sup 3/I (command, control, communications and intelligence) is the most vulnerable component of our nuclear deterrent. Bruce Blair, who once served in the Strategic Air Command as a Minuteman launch control officer and is a current Defense Department official, has written an important and valuable analysis of the physical and organizational arrangements which exist to control U.S. strategic forces, tracing their evolution over 25 years. His recommendations call for (a) near-term improvements to assure that the system will not collapse under a Soviet first strike and will provide for prompt retaliation and (b) a long-term goal of delaying a retaliatory strike by at least 24 hours so as to maximize chances for survival.

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OSTI Identifier:
5734349
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; DECISION MAKING; PLANNING; NATIONAL DEFENSE; RECOMMENDATIONS; US DOD; USSR; WARFARE; ASIA; EASTERN EUROPE; EUROPE; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WEAPONS; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy

Citation Formats

Blair, B G. Strategic command and control: Redefining the nuclear threat. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Blair, B G. Strategic command and control: Redefining the nuclear threat. United States.
Blair, B G. Sun . "Strategic command and control: Redefining the nuclear threat". United States.
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