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As the modernization of existing nuclear arsenals, the spread of nuclear weapons, and the diffusion of new technologies make the nuclear landscape more complex, the time is ripe for a fresh examination of the nuclear balance. Toward this end, CSBA has been conducting a multi-year net assessment of the changing nuclear balance.
This paper is meant to stimulate discussion of, and ultimately spur action to develop, the concepts and capabilities the United States will need to prevail in a more dangerous world.
The U.S. European Deterrence Initiative and other efforts have done much to strengthen collective deterrence and defense, but serious challenges remain, especially where the potential for conflict is most acute and the NATO Alliance is most vulnerable: the Baltic region.
Synthetic training can play a critical role in preserving the U.S. military’s warfighting edge in an information-saturated, multi-domain combat environment.
Air and Missile Defense at a Crossroads: New Concepts and Technologies to Defend America’s Overseas Bases
Future layered defenses with these capabilities could greatly increase the level of effort an adversary would need to undertake to attack America’s overseas bases successfully.
This follow-on study to the 2015 report “Winning the Airwaves: Restoring America’s Advantage in the Electromagnetic Spectrum” will describe how U.S. forces could create new options to counter “gray zone” and hybrid warfare being employed by Russia and China.