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Strategic Deterrence

A Select Bibliography

Coleman, Terry. Navy Submarines: overview of Virginia and Ohio Class programs. Publisher New York, Novinka, 2015.

Summary: ["The U.S. Navy operates three types of submarines- nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), nuclear-powered cruise missile and special operations forces (SOF) submarines (SSGNs), and nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs). This book provides background information and issues for Congress on the Virginia-class SSN program. The Navy’s proposed FY2016 budget requests $5,340.1 million in procurement, advance procurement (AP), and Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) funding for the program. Decisions that Congress makes on procurement of Virginia-class boats could substantially affect U.S. Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base. Furthermore, this book provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Ohio replacement program (ORP), a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy's current force of 14 Ohio –class SSBNs. The Ohio replacement program is also known as the SSBN(X) program. The Navy wants to procure the first Ohio replacement boat in FY2021, with advance procurement (AP) funding starting in FY2017. The Navy has identified the Ohio replacement program as its top priority program." --Preface.]

Davison, Richard. The US Sea-Based Strategic Force: Costs of the Trident Submarine and Missile Programs and Alternatives. Washington DC: The Congress of the United States (Prepared by Richard Day), 1980.

Government Publishing Office. The Trident II (D-5) Strategic Weapons System: a program review. Washington D.C. 1988.

[A report of the Subcommittee on Research and Development and Subcommittee on Procurement and Military Nuclear Systems of the Committee.]

Graham, Spinardi. From Polaris to Trident: the development of U.S. Fleet Ballistic Missile Technology. Cambridge, University Press, 1994. [Revision of author’s thesis]

Graham, Spinardi. The Development of U.S. Fleet Ballistic Missile Technology: Polaris to Trident. University of Edinburgh, 1988. [Author’s thesis]

Merkley, Jeffrey A. Trident II Missiles: capability, costs, and alternativesWashington, D.C. Congress U.S., 1986.

Mosher, David. Rethinking the Trident Force/The Congress of the United States. Washington, D.C. The Office, 1993.

Navy Department Library. The Trident Debate: Selected Titles on the Trident Missile and Submarine Program. Washington DC, 1981.

[Selected Titles on the Trident Missile and Submarine Program]

United States Navy Department. The Trident Debate: selected titles on the Trident Missile and Submarine Programs. Strategic Systems Program Office, United States Navy Department. 1978, 1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2015.

Waller, Douglas C. Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Submarine. New York: Harper Collins Publishing, 2001.

[Summary: The author chronicles three months aboard a nuclear submarine, introducing readers to the secretive lives of submariners as they monitor the enemy, maintain their deadly cargo, and survive under the ocean. –Amazon]

Ziarnick, Brent D. 21st Century Power: Strategic Superiority for the Modern Era. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2018.

[Summary: "This book uses the 21st Century Foundations series format to re-introduce the writings of General Thomas S. Power, the third Commander-​in-​Chief of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). His unappreciated works contain insights into military topics such as technology and the arms race, the nature of deterrence, and the military utility of space."-​-​Provided by publisher.]

Published: Thu Jan 07 11:29:31 EST 2021