Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century
Admiral Richard W. Mies completed a distinguished 35-year career in the US Navy. He commanded US Strategic Command for four years prior to retirement. As Commander in Chief, he was directly responsible for the command and control of the Nation’s strategic nuclear forces supporting the national security objective of strategic deterrence.
Read Admiral Mies's paper, "Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century" from the spring 2012 issue of Undersea Warfare.
The Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series, focuses on U.S. defense policies with emphasis on the control and management of nuclear weapons.