Strategy - Deterrence

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What does McNamara think about the military use of nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons serve no military purpose whatsoever. They are totally useless – except only to deter one’s opponent from using them
What did Schelling say about MAD? We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life
What did Stone say about the cost of fighting and nuclear weapons? Costs of fighting would eclipse any conceivable political benefits-
What did Brodie say about Nuclear Weapons and the military force? Thus far the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars. From now on its chief purpose must be to avert them. It can have almost no other useful purpose
How does Freedman describe deterrence? DETERRENCE is a coercive strategy that deliberately attempts to “manipulate the behaviour of others through conditional threats
What are the two key factors in deterrence? Credibility and Capability