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3.3 Nuclear Weapons and Strategy

In this section, the perceived strategies employed by the nuclear superpowers were considered. The evidence which was presented about strategy and nuclear weapon use is summarized by the following sections:

  1. Detonation of a Single Weapon - Section 3.3.1
  2. Detonation of Single Weapon in Water - Section 3.3.2
  3. Use of Single Weapon on Land - Section 3.3.3
  4. Use of Single Weapon as Demonstration - Section 3.3.4
  5. Tendency of Weaponry and Strategies Towards Use - Section 3.3.5

Firstly were various scenarios for actual weapon usage, and then some overall policies.

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