TITLE

MADness

AUTHOR(S)
Younger, Stephen M.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Apr/May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Cold War doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD). It is said that the conceptualization of MAD involved some of the best strategic thinkers of the 20th century, including U.S. presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy. President Harry S. Truman perceived the use of nuclear weapons as a qualitative shift in warfare. The arms race between the country and the Soviet Union is explored.
ACCESSION #
36878890

 

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