Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence and Security Policy

Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence and Security Policy

by Jason D. Ellis, Geoffrey D. Kiefer
     
 

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The intelligence community's flawed assessment of Iraq's weapons systems -- and the Bush administration's decision to go to war in part based on those assessments -- illustrates the political and policy challenges of combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Examining a broad range of recent case studies -- among them Pakistan's development of

Overview

The intelligence community's flawed assessment of Iraq's weapons systems -- and the Bush administration's decision to go to war in part based on those assessments -- illustrates the political and policy challenges of combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Examining a broad range of recent case studies -- among them Pakistan's development of nuclear weapons, North Korea's defiance of U.N. watchdogs, and Russia's transfer of nuclear and missile technology to Iran and China's to Pakistan -- defense policy specialists Jason D. Ellis and Geoffrey D. Kiefer find disturbing trends in both the collection and analysis of intelligence and in its use in the development and implementation of security policy.

Editorial Reviews

Choice

Ellis and Kiefer, professional U.S. government threat assessors, present an excellent, informative, stark, nonpolemical, and persuasive analysis of the challenges for the U.S. in its monumental task of combating proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Midwest Book Review

Both college-level military and political science holdings will find this a key addition promoting understanding, debate and classroom discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801879586
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jason D. Ellis, previously senior research professor at the National Defense University, is senior advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Geoffrey D. Kiefer is a researcher at the National Defense University's Center for Counterproliferation Research.

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