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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorWesley, Kevin R.
dc.dateDecember, 1999
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:34:25Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:34:25Z
dc.date.issued1999-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13486
dc.description.abstractIn an effort to counter the overwhelming U.S. predominance in conventional forces, rogue states such as Iraq and North Korea have adopted a strategy based upon the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); that is, nuclear, chemical, or biological arms. Moreover, rogue states have refocused their efforts to deter U.S. action from direct confrontation with the United States to threatening U.S. allies or neutral parties in potential contingencies. This strategy might enable a rogue state to avoid direct engagement with the United States as well as to make the most effective use of a small WMD program. Robert Harkavy has labeled this concept triangular or indirect deterrence. This thesis analyzes triangular deterrence as a credible strategy that might be implemented by rogue states throughout the world. The thesis examines historical case studies as well as plausible hypothetical future scenarios, and bases its analysis on a broad body of deterrence theory. It concludes that triangular deterrence presents new challenges for U.S. defense policy and that partial solutions may reside in missile defenses and adjustments in declaratory policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/triangulardeterr1094513486
dc.format.extentxii, 98 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California ; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleTriangular deterrence : a formidable rogue state strategyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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