17.476J Nuclear Forces and Missile Defenses
Introduces the assessment of strategic nuclear forces. Emphasizes the development of force requirements and methods for analyzing alternative force postures in terms of missions, effectiveness, and cost. The history of the US-Soviet strategic competition provides the backdrop against which the evolution of nuclear strategy and forces is considered. Students taking graduate version are expected to complete additional assignments.
This class has no prerequisites.
17.476J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by T. Postol.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information at the MIT Political Science: Graduate Studies - Subjects Fall 2010 site.
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