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dc.contributor.advisorKartchner, Kerry M.
dc.contributor.authorLippold, Kirk S.
dc.dateMarch 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:57:37Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:57:37Z
dc.date.issued1989-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26326
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will address the relative ability of the command and control systems of the United States and Soviet Union to support a protracted nuclear war. It will address the organizations as well as the various systems used to support the respective National Command Authorities. This includes the threat warning and attack assessment equipment used to determine strategic and tactical warning, the communications equipment used to alert forces of increased readiness and the contribution of these systems in the conduct of nuclear strikes, if required. It also includes a review of the technical factors associated with the performance of C 3 in a nuclear environment. The result is a net assessment of the two command and control systems that highlights the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each. Specific recommendations, such as better aircraft support schemes and more robust command and control systems, are developed to help enhance the United States' position regarding this vital national security issue.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/ussovietstrategi00lipp
dc.format.extent150 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleU.S. and Soviet strategic command and control: implications for a protracted nuclear waren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTaylor, James G.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentCommand, Control and Communications Academic Group
dc.subject.authorCommand and Controlen_US
dc.subject.authorC2en_US
dc.subject.authorC3en_US
dc.subject.authorCommand, Control, Communications, and Intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.authorC3Ien_US
dc.subject.authorNuclear Waren_US
dc.subject.authorNuclear Conflicten_US
dc.subject.authorcommand, control and communications
dc.subject.authorprotracted nuclear war
dc.subject.authorC3 modernization
dc.subject.authorC3 survivability
dc.subject.authorC3 vulnerability
dc.subject.authorpresidential directive 59
dc.subject.authorPD-59
dc.subject.authornational security decision directive 13
dc.subject.authorNSDD-13
dc.subject.authorstrategic modernization program
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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