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  • United States. -- Dept. of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures,
  • Cruise missiles,
  • Tactical nuclear weapons -- Europe,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures,
  • United States -- Military policy

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Statementby Steven R. Bowman
SeriesCRS issue brief -- order code IB84031, Issue brief (Library of Congress. Major Issues System) -- no. IB84031, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1984-85, reel 6, fr. 0518
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Major Issues System
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination3 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15453808M

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Faced with the rapid growth in Soviet long-range theatre nuclear capability, notably the deployment of large numbers of modern SS20 missiles and Backfire bombers, at a time when the Alliance's own equivalent forces are increasing in age and vulnerability, we concluded that some modernisation of NATO's theatre nuclear capability is essential.

and Soviet theater nuclear forces, which are limited in geographical range, led to "more attention being paid to long and medium range components."(5) Europe was easily within range of the Soviet Union's increasing number of theater nuclear forces and after the removal of Thor and Jupiter intermediate range missiles from Europe, NATO was left only with long range tactical nuclear forces (LRTN).

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As Soviet conventional and nuclear strength grew in Europe, however, American policymakers began to believe that more was needed to counter the Soviet threat. In the NATO allies announced a plan that would place Pershing II and Cruise missiles in Great Britain. The LRA’s force of plus Tupolev TuM3 Backfire bombers are not counted as strategic nuclear platforms, but do have a theatre nuclear-strike role.

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Part 6: Summary data These tables summarize world strategic and theater nuclear forces. In addition to forces traditionally classified as strategic, information on theater nuclear forces (range in excess of km) are included, since many of these forces are (or could be) assigned strategic missions (in contrast to tactical, or battlefield.

Nuclear weapons are a core component of NATO’s overall capabilities for deterrence and defence, alongside conventional and missile defence forces.

NATO is committed to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, but as long as nuclear weapons exist, it will remain a nuclear. China has drawn up secret military plans to take over the island of Taiwan byan action that would likely lead to a larger U.S.-China conventional or nuclear war, according to newly.

flexibility and responsiveness of U.S. nuclear forces.”1 These include a new low-yield nuclear warhead deployed on U.S. long-range, strategic submarine-launched ballistic missiles 2 and a new nonstrategic sea-launched cruise missile that the Navy could deploy on Navy ships or attack.in theatre nuclear conflict involving "the use of nuclear weapons against or by the U.S.

or allied forces overseas, but not against the United States itself."3 From the point of view of American spokesmen, European theatre nuclear weapons include not only the weapon-systems physi-cally located in Europe but also seaborne systems, including the sub.Similarly, Russian nuclear strategic submarine, or SSBN, forces are also less adept than their U.S.

counterparts. Yes, the Russians have developed a relatively new class of SSBN, the Borei class.

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