Stability of Nuclear Forces

This applet will help you explore the stability of nuclear forces in the presence of MIRV (Multiple-Independenlty-Retargetable Vehicles). A missle may have one or more warheads. More warheads per missle leads to cheaper forces, but also fewer targets for the enemy, since your warheads are concentrated on fewer missles. You need a Java enabled browser to use this.


You may change any of the figures in the white boxes. When you are done, click on the Calculate button. The situation is Stable if neither force can destroy the others forces completely with a probablility higher than the threshold.