Role of Clandestine Capabilities in Deterrence: Theory and Practice [PASCC Research in Progress]   [open pdf - 360KB]

"Objective: Clandestine capabilities are an increasingly relevant part of nuclear strength, and will likely be a key determinant of deterrence success and strategic stability in future world politics. While the challenge of managing the balance between political benefit and the need to maintain the secrecy of these capabilities is not new, trends in technology are increasing the salience and importance of this issue across several different military domains. This project will investigate how states might use their clandestine capabilities for political benefit without permitting countermeasures to be implemented that would neutralize those capabilities. The project lead will then develop theoretical frameworks that can be used to analyze the impact of clandestine military capabilities on international politics." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

Publisher:Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Contemporary Conflict
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