Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

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Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons May 2012

Abbreviations

ABM: Anti-Ballistic Missile

ACDA: Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

AS: Air-to-Surface

ASMP: Air-Sol Moyenne Portee (Air-to-Ground Cruise Missile)

ASMPA: Air-Sol Moyenne Portee Amélioré (Improved Air-to-Ground Cruise Missile)

ASW: Anti-Submarine Warfare

CGN: Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruiser

CONUS: Continental United States

CRS: Congressional Research Service

CV: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

CVN: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

DDG: Guided-Missile Destroyer

DDPR: Deterrence and Defense Posture Review

DIA: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency

DOD: U.S. Department of Defense

FOI: Totalförsvarets Forskningsinstitut (Swedish Defence Research Institute)

GAO: Government Accountability Office

GUMO: Glavnoye Upravleniye Ministerstvo Oborony (12 th Main directorate)

HLG: High-Level Group

ICBM: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

JCS: U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

km: kilometer

MUNSS: Munitions Support Squadron

NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NPG: Nuclear Planning Group

NPT: Non-Proliferation Treaty

NPR: Nuclear Posture Review

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council

RAF: Royal Air Force

SAM: Surface-to-Air Missile

SLBM: Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile

SLCM: Sea-Launched Cruise Missile

SSBN: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine

SSGN: Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Submarine

SSM: Surface-to-Surface Missile

SSN: Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

STRATCOM: U.S. Strategic Command

Su: Sukhoi

Tu: Tupolev

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