"How can dissuasion be operationalized--which is to say, how can U.S. military forces be postured to achieve the intended strategic objectives in relation to China? This Strategic Insight provides some initial insights to these issues, in the hope of stimulating broader discussion and debate. It begins with a discussion of how best to define the goals of dissuasion vis-à-vis China. It next considers how to structure U.S. strategic forces--defined as all elements of the New Triad--with the aim of achieving dissuasion. It closes with some observations on implementation challenges."
Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Contemporary Conflict: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil
Strategic Insights (October 2004), v.3 no.10