Averting Nuclear Catastrophe: Contemplating Extreme Responses to U.S. Vulnerability

@article{Gallucci2005AvertingNC,
  title={Averting Nuclear Catastrophe: Contemplating Extreme Responses to U.S. Vulnerability},
  author={R. Gallucci},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={607},
  pages={51 - 58}
}
  • R. Gallucci
  • Published 2005
  • Business, Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Traditional deterrence is not an effective approach toward terrorist groups bent on causing a nuclear catastrophe. Preventive strategies, which call for the elimination of an enemy before it is able to attack, are highly risky and often difficult to implement. The United States should instead consider a policy of expanded deterrence, which focuses not on the would-be nuclear terrorists but on those states that may deliberately transfer or inadvertently leak nuclear weapons and materials to them… Expand
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