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Classical Deterrence Theory: Applicable to Maritime Counterproliferation Initiatives?   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Abstract: "Deterrence theory evolved during the Cold War nuclear weapons arms race environment in a nation-state context. Modern counterproliferation efforts focus on different kinds of WMD [weapons of mass destruction] and sub-national adversaries. This article will discuss the evolution of deterrence theory, provide a brief overview of specific counterproliferation efforts, and apply principles of deterrence theory to these counterproliferation efforts. The main takeaway for deterrence scholars and counterproliferation practitioners is that more thought is needed to determine whether deterrence theory is an appropriate theoretical bedrock for modern maritime counterproliferation strategy against sub-national adversaries."

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2021-12
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Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/
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Homeland Security Affairs (December 2021), v.17, article 23
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