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Introduction

  • Robert Neild

Abstract

Strategy is the art of pursuing political aims by the use or possession of military means. In formulating strategy, the first step is to decide on political aims Without political aims, war is mindless destruction and the possession of military means in peacetime is mindless waste. Once political aims are specified, the military means must be selected and tailored to fit those aims.

Keywords

Nuclear Weapon Military Strategy Nuclear Arsenal Nuclear Strategy Deterrence Work 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Karl von Clausewitz, On War, Col J. J. Graham (trans.) (London, 1940 ).Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Major-General J. W. Stainer, in A Conventional Strategy for the Central Front in NATO — Report of a Seminar held at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies ( London: RUSI, June 1975 ) p. 16.Google Scholar

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© Robert Neild 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Neild
    • 1
  1. 1.CambridgeUK

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