Defending America, Updated: The Case for Limited National Missile Defense / Edition 1

Defending America, Updated: The Case for Limited National Missile Defense / Edition 1

by James M. Lindsay, Michael E. O'Hanlon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815706332

ISBN-13: 9780815706335

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

"The authors provide a sound critique of the standard positions and hyperboles of both advocates and opponents, as well as an accessible primer on the types, advantages, and limitations of various systems and architectures.... Defending America provides as good a 'few years out' unclassified guide as you're likely to find." - The Washington Times "Even those

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"The authors provide a sound critique of the standard positions and hyperboles of both advocates and opponents, as well as an accessible primer on the types, advantages, and limitations of various systems and architectures.... Defending America provides as good a 'few years out' unclassified guide as you're likely to find." - The Washington Times "Even those readers who have made up their minds should find this book a useful compendium of information and analysis on an old topic." - Foreign Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815706335
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
UPDATED
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Ch. 1Defending America1
Ch. 2Missile Defense: Concepts and Systems29
Ch. 3The Threat50
Ch. 4Missile Defense Programs and Architectures82
Ch. 5The International Politics of Missile Defense116
Ch. 6Missile Defense and American Security142
App. AAnti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and Related Documents169
App. BExcerpts from the DCI National Intelligence Estimate193
App. CExcerpts from the 1998 Rumsfeld Commission Report197
App. DExcerpts from the 1999 National Intelligence Estimate218
Notes227
Index247

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