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Title: National Missile Defense: What, When, and Why?

The Bush Administration is steaming ahead with the deployment of the Clinton-designed mid-course hit-to-kill intercept system for national missile defense. This has serious disabilities against even tmore »he simplest strategic ballistic missiles. What is the threat to the United States from such missiles, in context? Is NMD a rational response, considering the always limited resources of the U.S. government? What are the other threats and needs? If protection is demanded against potential emerging missile states, what are the options? Answers to these questions will be provided in the talk and some are already available at the author's web site: http://www.fas.org/rlg.« less
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Title: National Missile Defense: What, When, and Why?
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Publication Date: 2001-12-05
OSTI Identifier: 1007453
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201207%%237
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on December 05, 2001
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE ; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ; MISSILES ; NATIONAL DEFENSE ; NATIONAL SECURITY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:07:30
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27