Strategy - Counterforce

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What is the NATO critique of counterforce? Any attempts to make war limited may mean conventional war in Europe whilst superpowers unscathed. No thanks!
What is Schelling's critique of Counter-Force? Counter-force likely to be ambiguous in its target selection as far as the enemy could see
What did Soviet's do to defeat counter-force? Better defend their arsenal and maintain nuclear parity
What is counterforce? Targeting Soviet nuclear forces and not cities. Thus holding Soviet's to ransom and forcing them to sue for peace areas
Who suggested 'escalation dominance' Herman Kahn
What is escalation dominance? Other side fears responding because response would destroy them
What was Morganthau's critique of Counterforce? Counter-force risks massive collateral damage as targets cannot be guaranteed isolated from civilian