The End of MAD? The Nuclear Dimension of U.S. Primacy

@article{Lieber2006TheEO,
  title={The End of MAD? The Nuclear Dimension of U.S. Primacy},
  author={Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={7-44}
}
For nearly half a century, the world's most powerful nuclear-armed states have been locked in a condition of mutual assured destruction. Since the end of the Cold War, however, the nuclear balance has shifted dramatically. The U.S. nuclear arsenal has steadily improved; the Russian force has sharply eroded; and Chinese nuclear modernization has progressed at a glacial pace. As a result, the United States now stands on the verge of attaining nuclear primacy, meaning that it could conceivably… 
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