The Russian strategic forces and the American nuclear primacy

Jaroslav ŠVESTKA

The article analyses the current status of the Russian strategic forces and creates a scenario of possible disarming and decapitation strike of the U.S. strategic forces on its Russian counterpart. It reveals serious vulnerability of the Russian strategic forces and disputes the continuing existence of mutually assured destruction relation between Russia and the United States. The contribution discovers causes of Russian vulnerability in the unreliable early-warning system and lack of operational experience.

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Title in English:

The Russian Strategic Forces and the American Nuclear Primacy

Title in Czech/Slovak:

Ruské strategické síly a americké jaderné prvenství

Author(s):

Jaroslav Švestka

Type:

Article

Language:

Czech

Abstract:

English / Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie (Defence & Strategy)

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.08.2008.01.031-048

Issue:

Volume 8, Number 1 (June 2008)

Pages:

31-48

Received: 1 April 2008

Accepted: 11 April 2008

Published online: 15 June 2008