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Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

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This is about nuclear weapons, their proliferation and impact upon the world.
This is about nuclear weapons, their proliferation and impact upon the world.

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NON-STRATEGICNUCLEAR WEAPONS
PROBLEMS OF CONTROL AND REDUCTION
Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental StudiesMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)2004
 
Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons: Problems of Control and Reduction
Anatoli Diakov, Eugene Miasnikov and Timur KadyshevPublication of the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental StudiesMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, 2004.This study was done by the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Stud-ies of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, with the financial support of theJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.The authors wish to thank V.S. Lysenko, G.K. Khromov, Prof. Frank von Hippel, Dr.Sharon K. Weiner, experts who asked to remain anonymous, and many others for theircritical reading of the draft manuscript.
Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental StudiesMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
141700, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russia9 Institutsky per.Phone / fax: 408-6381, 408-4477http://www.armscontrol.ru/ © Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies at MIPT, 2004.
 
Cover photo: U.S. Navy photo from http://www.news.navy.mil .
 
CONTENTS
LIST OF ACRONYMS..............................................................................................................................2
 
FOREWORD..............................................................................................................................................3
 
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................................5
 
CHAPTER 1. NON-STRATEGIC NUCLEAR WEAPONS:PROBLEMS OF CLASSIFICATION......................................................................................................7
 
CHAPTER 2. RUSSIAN NON-STRATEGIC NUCLEAR WEAPONS..............................................11
 
2.1.
 
T
HE
P
URPOSE AND
R
OLE OF
NSNW
S IN THE
R
USSIAN
F
EDERATION
...........................................12
 
2.2.
 
R
USSIAN
NSNW
S
:
 
T
YPES AND
N
UMBERS OF
W
ARHEADS AND
D
ELIVERY
V
EHICLES
.................14
 
2.3.
 
A
SSURING
S
ECURE
S
TORAGE OF
N
UCLEAR
W
EAPONS
................................................................21
 
CHAPTER 3. NON-STRATEGIC WEAPONS OF THE UNITED STATES....................................23
 
3.1.
 
T
HE
US
 
NSNW
 
A
RSENAL
A
FTER THE
E
ND OF THE
C
OLD
W
AR
..................................................23
 
3.2.
 
T
HE
R
OLE OF
NSNW
S IN
C
URRENT
US
 
N
UCLEAR
P
OLICY
.........................................................23
 
3.3.
 
T
HE
S
TATUS OF
N
ON
-S
TRATEGIC
S
EA
-B
ASED
N
UCLEAR
F
ORCES
...............................................27
 
3.4.
 
T
HE
S
TATUS OF
D
UAL
-C
APABLE
A
IRCRAFT
................................................................................28
 
3.5.
 
P
LANNING
N
ON
-S
TRATEGIC
N
UCLEAR
O
PERATIONS
..................................................................29
 
3.6.
 
D
EBATES ON THE
P
RACTICALITY OF
M
AINTAINING
US
 
NSNW
S
................................................30
 
3.7.
 
L
OW
Y
IELD
N
UCLEAR
W
ARHEADS
..............................................................................................31
 
CHAPTER 4. NATO NUCLEAR POLICY...........................................................................................34
 
4.1.
 
NATO
 
N
UCLEAR
F
ORCES
...........................................................................................................34
 
4.2.
 
NATO
AND
US
 
N
UCLEAR
D
OCTRINES
........................................................................................36
 
4.3.
 
P
LANNING
N
UCLEAR
O
PERATIONS AND
R
EADINESS OF
NATO
 
N
UCLEAR
F
ORCES
.....................38
 
4.4.
 
US
 
N
UCLEAR
W
EAPONS IN
E
UROPE
............................................................................................40
 
4.5.
 
NATO
 
D
UAL
-C
APABLE
A
IRCRAFT
.............................................................................................42
 
4.6.
 
C
ONTROL
O
VER AND
L
EGAL
A
SPECTS OF
US
 
N
UCLEAR
W
EAPONS
D
EPLOYMENT IN THE
T
ERRITORIES OF
NATO
 
M
EMBER
C
OUNTRIES
..........................................................................44
 
4.7.
 
NATO
 
E
NLARGEMENT AND THE
D
EPLOYMENT OF
N
UCLEAR
W
EAPONS IN
E
UROPE
..................45
 
4.8.
 
NATO
 
N
UCLEAR
S
TRATEGY AND THE
N
UCLEAR
N
ON
-P
ROLIFERATION
T
REATY
(NPT)............47
 
CHAPTER 5. VERIFIED REDUCTIONS OF NSNWS: PROS AND CONS.....................................49
 
5.1.
 
A
TTITUDES
R
EGARDING THE
V
ERIFIED
R
EDUCTION OF
NSNW
S
................................................49
 
5.2.
 
P
OSSIBLE
A
PPROACHES TO THE
S
OLUTION OF THE
"NSNW
 
P
ROBLEM
"......................................57
 
CONCLUSION.........................................................................................................................................59
 
LIST OF TABLES....................................................................................................................................60
 
LIST OF FIGURES..................................................................................................................................61
 

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