TD: Jahrgang 6, Heft 2009, 2, Seite 341–357
Abstract / Volltext
Es folgt die Zusammenfassung in englischer Sprache following the article short description
The old political instrument of military deterrence was further developed in stages between East and West during the Cold War. It became more intricate over the course of several decades. This was not always noticeable to the public. The author’s practical experiences as a war journal officer with large-scale NATO activities in the German navy serve to present and analyze past scenarios of deterrence. It becomes clear as to why the system was not transferable worldwide and that it remains important for this reason that the „established“ nuclear powers also stay exclusive in the future.