Accession Number : ADA258294


Title :   Smart Weapons - Can We Fold the Nuclear Umbrella


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Vokac, Robert H


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258294.pdf


Report Date : 17 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : The United States has possessed smart weapons since the late 1960's. Each generation of smart weapons incorporated significant improvements in range, accuracy, and lethality over the previous generation. These continuing improvements led many military analysts to question the continued utility of Army tactical nuclear weapons. With the elimination of Army tactical nuclear weapons, the Army must assess if the effectiveness of smart weapons eliminates the need for Army tactical nuclear weapons. Following a discussion of the evolution of tactical nuclear weapons and smart weapons theories, capabilities, and employment doctrines, this monograph conducts a comparative analysis of tactical nuclear weapons and smart weapons.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS , *ARMY , *SMART WEAPONS , UNITED STATES , EMPLOYMENT , ACCURACY , LETHALITY , ELIMINATION , ANALYSTS , DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE