Cognitive Hyper-Dissonance: Nuclear Signaling Through Military Exercises

March, 2020
IDA document: P-11014
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
James A. Blackwell See more authors
Nuclear-armed states intend their military exercise programs to communicate the messages they want others to understand. To ensure that messages are sent, received, and understood as intended, the international security community needs to provide better basic research into the human behavioral nature of messaging, perceptions, and decision-making as they apply to nuclear deterrence.