January 12, 2016
Russia's Evolving Nuclear Doctrine and Its Implications
In this report, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Elbridge Colby provides a baseline of Russian thinking on how Moscow sees its options for nuclear employment. Mr. Colby argues that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should not be "caught unaware by Russian emphasis on, let alone resort to, employing its nuclear weapons in the event of a conflict with NATO.
Read the full report for the Foundation for Strategic Research.
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