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Nuclear Games: A Tool for Examining Nuclear Stability in a Proliferated Setting

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Baker Spring

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: National security; game theory; weapons development; Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


The United States can address the threat posed by nuclear proliferation and start taking steps to reverse a disturbing trend. "Nuclear game" exercises showed that the more widespread the presence of defenses, the lower the propensity to ready nuclear arms and fire shots with these arms.