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The Resource Exploring the role nuclear weapons could play in deterring Russian threats to the Baltics states, Paul K. Davis, J. Michael Gilmore, David R. Frelinger, Edward Geist, Christopher K. Gilmore, Jenny Oberholtzer, Danielle C. Tarraf

Exploring the role nuclear weapons could play in deterring Russian threats to the Baltics states, Paul K. Davis, J. Michael Gilmore, David R. Frelinger, Edward Geist, Christopher K. Gilmore, Jenny Oberholtzer, Danielle C. Tarraf

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Exploring the role nuclear weapons could play in deterring Russian threats to the Baltics states
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Exploring the role nuclear weapons could play in deterring Russian threats to the Baltics states
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Paul K. Davis, J. Michael Gilmore, David R. Frelinger, Edward Geist, Christopher K. Gilmore, Jenny Oberholtzer, Danielle C. Tarraf
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eng
Summary
Despite its global advantages, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s current deterrent posture in the Baltic states is militarily weak and generally questionable. A Russian invasion there would almost surely capture some or all of those states' capital cities within a few days, presenting NATO with a fait accompli. The United States is currently considering tailored deterrence strategies, including options to use nuclear weapons to deter Russian aggression in the Baltic states. This report examines what role nonstrategic nuclear weapons could play in deterring such an invasion. As part of that analysis, the authors review relevant deterrence theory and current NATO and Russian nuclear and conventional force postures in Europe. They draw on wargame exercises and qualitative modeling to characterize the potential outcomes if NATO, Russia, or both employ nonstrategic nuclear weapons during a war in the Baltic states. The authors then discuss implications for using such weapons to deter a Russian invasion. The insights derived from the research highlight the reality that, even if NATO makes significant efforts to modernize its nonstrategic nuclear weapons, it would have much stronger military incentives to end a future war than Russia would. That is, Russia would still enjoy escalation dominance. --
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1943-
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Davis, Paul K.
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non fiction
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  • Gilmore, J. Michael
  • Frelinger, Dave
  • Geist, Edward
  • Gilmore, Christopher K.
  • Oberholtzer, Jenny
  • Tarraf, Danielle C.
  • International Security and Defense Policy Center
  • Rand Corporation
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Research report
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RR-2781-RC
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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Security, International
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Baltic States
  • Baltic States
  • Russia (Federation)
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Exploring the role nuclear weapons could play in deterring Russian threats to the Baltics states, Paul K. Davis, J. Michael Gilmore, David R. Frelinger, Edward Geist, Christopher K. Gilmore, Jenny Oberholtzer, Danielle C. Tarraf
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-131)
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on1128697959
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23 cm.
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xvii, 133 pages
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9781977402158
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(OCoLC)1128697959
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Exploring the role nuclear weapons could play in deterring Russian threats to the Baltics states, Paul K. Davis, J. Michael Gilmore, David R. Frelinger, Edward Geist, Christopher K. Gilmore, Jenny Oberholtzer, Danielle C. Tarraf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-131)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128697959
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 133 pages
Isbn
9781977402158
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1128697959
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