About the author: Michael Tkacik holds his JD from Duke University Law School, his MA from Columbia University, and his PhD from the University of Maryland. He is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has published articles in International Politics, Armed Forces & Society, and Mediterranean Quarterly, among others.
2002 0-7734-6901-X This book contributes to the scholarship on nuclear strategy by proposing an alternative strategy to both current U.S. nuclear strategy which emphasizes speed of attack, and critical recommendations that urge decoupling U.S. nuclear weapons from delivery vehicles. It advocates adopting instead a U.S. nuclear operational doctrine of delayed retaliation.