STS.072J Nuclear Forces and Missile Defenses


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Introduces the assessment of strategic nuclear forces. Emphasizes the development of force requirements. 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 the graduate version are expected to complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.072J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. Postol.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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