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Strategic Stdy - 2nd Nuke Age

Strategic Stdy - 2nd Nuke Age

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DUS2022INTRODUCTIONOSTRATEGICTUDIES
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.Nucleareapons avenotbeenused n conflict ince tomic bombseredropped n Hiroshima Nagasaki,apann1945.'Nuclearweaponrecategorized,longwithchemical,biological radiologicalevices, s a weapons f massdestruction..Competitionn hebuildingf nuclear eapons asvery closely ied othe coldwarbetweenhe UnitedStatesandheSovietUnionand hetheorcticalmodels elatingodeterrencethatwerebuiltduring hat ime reflect he bipolar ompetitionbetweenhewo suoeroowers.'NWare divided ntoavarietyf categories, epending n theirdesign,means f delivery,ndother actors. .Twoof most mportant istinctions re betweenissionand thermonuclear eapons nd betweenactical nd strategicweapons.
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.Ballistic issile. missile ithocketmotorswhichflieson a ballisticraiectorv.allisticissiles arrvpayloadf conventionalf WMDwarheads, .K.Aas re-entrv ehicles. arlvballistic issiles ereinaccuiatendcouldinlycarry elativelymallpayloadsor shortdistances,utadvancedmissiles canbe ntercontinentalange ndcarry ndependentlytarget blewarheads..Cruisemissile. missile ithan air breathinqotor:in essence. smalloiiotessaircraftCurren-l odeistravel t subsonic peeds. ombersanbe equippedto carrynucleartippedcruisemissiles..Decapitationtrike. nattackntendedo destroyheleadershipcommand,ontrol, communication(C3)networkf an enemy ation.
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.Disarmingtrike. n attackhatattempts odestroy n enemy's uclearorces.fa disarmingstrike s successful,heenemy tatewillnot utterlydestroyed utwlllbe mi)itarilye)p)ess compelledo negotiatepeacen hedisarmer'sterms..Fallout. adioactiveebris esultinoromanuclear xolosion. eavier articledend osettlein theareaof theexolosion. hile iqhter nes often ravel reatdidtances.alloutiontaminationcanresult riserious, ven atal,health ffects..Triad. hecombinationfSLBMs.CBMs.nuclear-armedong angeombershat ogethercomprisehe strategic uclearorces f the UnitedStates& Russia.
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'Fissile aterial..Themost mportant issile aterial reuranium 35U235)andpluton'um39P239).hese adioactivesotopes redifficulto acquire.given uantityf mined raniumcontains ery ittleU235: he attermustbe separatedrom nonmissile ranium..Plutoniums not ound nnaturen anysignificant uantity-tis a byproductf nuclearrocessesuidedy humans..The controlof fissilematerials very mportantn preventingnuclearroliferation,uthegenerationf nuclearowerrequiresissilematerial..The nternationaltomic gencyIAEA)s askedwithensuringhatnonnuclear eapons ountries hichhavenuclearowerlantso notdivertissilematefial nduse t o build uclear eapons.
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