Resources are organized in chronological order

Link | Oppenheimer (1953) ‘Atomic Weapons and American Policy,’ Foreign Affairs, July 1953

Link | Wohlstetter & Hoffman (1954) Defending a Strategic Force After 1960,  RAND D2270

Link | Brodie (1955) ‘Some Notes on the Evolution of Air Doctrine,’ World Politics, 349-370

Link | Kissinger (1956) ‘Force and Diplomacy in the Nuclear Age,’ Foreign Affairs, April 1956

Link | Nitze (1956) ‘Atoms, Strategy and Policy,’ Foreign Affairs, January 1956

Link | Kissinger (1957) ‘Strategy and Organization,’ Foreign Affairs, April 1957

Link | Brodie (1959) ‘Strategy in the Missile Age,’ RAND Corporation (RAND CB137-1)

Link | Halperin (1961) ‘The Gaither Committee and the Policy Process,’ World Politics, 13(3) 360-384

Link | Morgenthau (1964) ‘The Four Paradoxes of Nuclear Strategy,’ The American Political Science Review, 58(1) 23-35

Link | Brodie (1978) ‘The Development of Nuclear Strategy,’ International Security, 2(4) 65-83

Link | Beres (1981) ‘Tilting Toward Thanatos: America’s “Countervailing” Nuclear Strategy,’ World Politics, 34(1) 25-46

Link | Lewis (1982) ‘US Strategic Force Planning: Restoring the links between strategy and capabilities,’ (RAND P6742)

Link | Iklé (1985) ‘Nuclear Strategy: Can there be a happy ending?’ Foreign Affairs, Spring 1985

Link | Lawrence (1985) ‘Nuclear Strategy and Political Theory: a critical assessment,’ Review of International Affairs, 11(2) 105-121

Link | Trachtenberg (1989) ‘Strategic Thought in America, 1952-1966,’ Political Science Quarterly, 104(2) 301-334

Link | Hirschfeld (1990) ‘US Grand Strategy for the 1990s and Beyond,’ (RAND N3180)

Link | Lewis (1990) ‘National Security Spending and Budget Trends Since World War II,’  (RAND N2872)

Link | Kugler (1992) ‘US National Military Strategy and Force Posture for the Post-Communist Era,’ (RAND P7756)

Link | Kugler (1994) ‘US Military Strategy and Force Posture for the 21st Century: Capabilities and Requirements,’ (RAND MR328)

Link | Gompert, Watman & Wilkening (1995) US Nuclear Declaratory Policy: the question of nuclear first use, (RAND MR596)

Link | Kunsman & Lawson (2001) A Primer on US Strategic Policy, Sandia National Laboratories

Link | Potter (2005) ‘Trends in US Nuclear Policy,’ in collaboration with the Atomic Energy Commission