While we may disagree with the implications of what strategy deters, a nuclear strategy must deal with the real emergence of an uncertainty in the strategic environment. Strategies and patterns of force must flow from a concept of what deters, given the physical environment, and must be devised and procured relevant to current and future realities.
Snow, Donald M.
"Strategic Uncertainty and Nuclear Deterrence,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34:
6, Article 5.
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