Nuclear Deterrence Lecture

Lecture Notes:

  • Henry Sokolski, “Nuclear Deterrence,” Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Updated September 2021. 

Videos:

  • Henry Sokolski, “Nuclear Deterrence.” Updated 2020.
      • Part 1: Introduction - What Does Deterrence Mean, Why Does It Matter?
      • Part 2: Early Attempts at Deterrence
      • Part 3: First Thoughts on Nuclear Deterrence
      • Part 4: Stable Peacetime Operation
      • Part 5: Ability to Survive a First Strike
      • Part 6: Secure C3I System
      • Part 7: Carrying Enough Fuel to Hit Target and Return
      • Part 8: Overcoming Enemy Air Defenses
      • Part 9: Destroying the Target Despite Passive Defenses and the 7th Hurdle
      • Part 10: Popular Views on Nuclear Deterrence

Slides:

  • “Nuclear Deterrence,” Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.  Available as a PDF. Updated September, 2020.