Interaction of Strategic Defenses with Crisis Stability. Part 1: Framework and Analysis.
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Subject Categories: ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Interaction of Strategic Defenses with Crisis Stability. Part 1:
Framework and Analysis.
Personal Authors: Canavan, Gregory H.
Report Date: 01 MAR 1991
Pages: 62 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11870-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XF
Monitor Series: XD
Descriptors: *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE,
DECOYS, DEFENSE PLANNING, NATIONAL DEFENSE, BOMBER AIRCRAFT, INTERCONTINENTAL
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U3032, *CRISIS STABILITY
Abstract: Crisis stability indices calculated for two-sided strategic
interactions are used to discuss the impact of boost and midcourse defenses.
They largely suppress missiles, leaving bombers and cruise missiles to deliver
the bulk of restrikes. Boost-phase defenses are able to attrit missile attacks,
but lack the preferential needed to defend specific targets. Midcourse layers
could protect a significant fraction of forces; combined defenses could defend
more. Results are sensitive to decoys and target sets.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 03 JUN 1998