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Book:Superpower strategic postures for a multipolar world / Malcolm W. Hoag.:1969. Superpower strategic postures for a multipolar world / Malcolm W. Hoag.
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Author: Hoag, Malcolm W
Associated Name: Rand Corporation.
Publication year: 1969.
Language: English
Call Number JX1318 .H63
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand
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Additional information: 26 p.
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A consideration of what arms limits upon the United States and the Soviet Union are desirable. That a ban upon both MIRV and ABM systems would stabilize the bipolar strategic balance, and slow nuclear proliferation, is disputed. A MIRV ban would encourage thick ABM defenses of cities, and could easily be evaded by the Soviets. Expected superpower postures with MIRV and thin ABM systems will, with low-cost marginal adjustments for protection against "nth" powers, markedly increase the costs of acquiring retaliatory capabilities against a superpower. Many nations will use such arming rather than disarming by the superpowers ("vertical proliferation") as an excuse for not signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty. But the number of nuclear powers should expand no faster, while the ambitions of nth country strategic programs should expand more slowly.

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