Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies
Defense and Strategic Studies
nuclear weapons, missile defense, post-cold war environment, American security, rogue states, peer competitor
Defense and Security Studies
The United States must be prepared for the myriad of nuclear threats it will face in the twenty-first century. American preeminence and security will be challenged in the coming decades. Countries of concern to U.S. security are developing, or have developed, a weaponized capability; the rise of potential peer competitors will bring about threats to U.S. allies and its deployed forces. The inaction of the United States to revitalize its nuclear capability will leave the U.S. dangerously vulnerable when the new threats materialize. The United States has the capability to meet these threats, but it cannot afford to wait to prepare itself after the threats emerge.
© Brien Purcell Jason
Jason, Brien Purcell, "Improving U.S. Nuclear Capability" (2009). MSU Graduate Theses. 1429.