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The Second Nuclear Age

by Paul Bracken

We are responsible for maintaining and employing 2/3 of the Nation’s nuclear triad and 75% of nuclear command, control and communications—underpinning our strategic deterrence.  As we face rising powers and unstable regimes, understanding and advocacy for our nuclear force by all American Airmen has never been more important.  New thinking about deterrence theory in the 21st century is essential. This book gives us insight into the complexity of nuclear order in our dynamic global security environment.