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Nuclear strategy

Nuclear strategy involves the development of doctrines and strategies for the production and use of nuclear weapons. Nuclear strategy attempts to allow the political leadership of a nation to answer the question, should we develop nuclear weapons, what types of nuclear weapons should we develop, and when should we use them? Nuclear strategy differs from many other forms of military strategy because the consequences of nuclear warfare are so horrendous, that the primary goal of nuclear strategy has generally been to find ways to prevent the weapons from being used.

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