Problem

Vulnerability of nuclear defence control systems

Other Names:
Nuclear decapitation
Nature:

The command and control systems for nuclear defence are much more vulnerable than has been officially proclaimed. Ground-based systems could be relatively easily overrun, airborne systems are vulnerable to radioactive dust and to destruction of launch sites, submarines can be isolated, and satellite systems can be destroyed by nuclear explosions in space.

Narrower Problems:
Surprise military attack
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 19:33 CEST