The Determinants of Nuclear Force Structure

@article{Gartzke2014TheDO,
  title={The Determinants of Nuclear Force Structure},
  author={Erik Gartzke and Jeffrey M Kaplow and Rupal N. Mehta},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={58},
  pages={481 - 508}
}
A substantial literature examines the causes of nuclear proliferation, but few studies have addressed why states decide on a particular portfolio of weapon systems once they have acquired a basic nuclear capability. We advance a portfolio theory of nuclear force structure, positing that states seek a diverse set of capabilities for nuclear deterrence, but that they also face major resource and organizational constraints. A number of factors may help to explain the portfolio of nuclear forces… 
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