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Title: Deception and self-deception in arms control: the ABM and Out Space Treaties reconsidered

Abstract

Since 1974, evidence of Soviet noncompliance with the 1972 Treaty on Limitation of Antiballistic Missiles has grown. Soviet noncompliance, in conjunction with its overall active and passive defense programs, suggests strongly that the US government was intentionally deceived by Moscow as to its objectives in negotiating limits on ABM defenses. This dissertation examines the extent to which the Soviet Union employed deception and perceptions management (DandPM) to mislead the US about its true intentions with respect to antimissile defenses and the military uses of outer space, during and after SALT I. An important dimension of this issue is the role and impact that US self-deception had (reinforced through DandPM) in forming its perceptions of Soviet intentions in the area of missile defenses, outer space, and the ABM Treaty. Since a main deployment area for any future US-USSR missile defense is in outer space, Soviet arguments against military uses for outer space are examined.

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University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7033531
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OSTI ID: 7033531
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
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Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ARMS CONTROL; TREATIES; BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE; SALT TALKS; USA; USSR; VIOLATIONS; ASIA; EASTERN EUROPE; EUROPE; NATIONAL DEFENSE; NORTH AMERICA 350100* -- Arms Control-- Policy, Negotiations, & Legislation-- (1987-); 290000 -- Energy Planning & Policy

Citation Formats

Dailey, B.D. Deception and self-deception in arms control: the ABM and Out Space Treaties reconsidered. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Dailey, B.D. Deception and self-deception in arms control: the ABM and Out Space Treaties reconsidered. United States.
Dailey, B.D. Thu . "Deception and self-deception in arms control: the ABM and Out Space Treaties reconsidered". United States.
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year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
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