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The Resource Defending America : the case for limited national missile defense, James M. Lindsay, Michael E. O'Hanlon

Defending America : the case for limited national missile defense, James M. Lindsay, Michael E. O'Hanlon

Label
Defending America : the case for limited national missile defense
Title
Defending America
Title remainder
the case for limited national missile defense
Statement of responsibility
James M. Lindsay, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Publisher Fact Sheet
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
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Also available via the World Wide Web
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Lindsay, James M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG743
LC item number
.L39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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O'Hanlon, Michael E
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  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • United States
  • Militaire politiek
  • Défense antimissile
  • ABM
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • National Missile Defense
  • USA
  • ABM
  • National Missile Defense
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • USA
Summary expansion
  • The much politicized debate over building a national missile defense system has underscored the need for independent analysis about its probable value & effectiveness. Written for a general audience, Defending America explores the contending arguments surrounding national missile defense. The book assesses the current & likely future missile threat to the United States, examines relevant technologies, & suggests how America's friends & foes would react to a decision to develop a national missile defense
  • Lindsay and O'Hanlon (both foreign policy studies, the Brookings Institution) consider the potential benefits and dangers of implementing a national missile defense (NMD) system. They contend that a limited, small-scale NMD could effectively defend the United States against attacks from relatively unsophisticated foes. As the implementation of an NMD would violate the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, they caution that the United States should only proceed after negotiations with Russia and China. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Arms control and missile defense are once again at the forefront of the American national security agenda. Not surprisingly, the debate has broken down along well-worn lines. Arms control advocates dismiss the idea of missile defense as a dangerous and costly folly. Missile defense advocates argue that the U.S. should move aggressively to defend itself against missile attack. With clear and lively prose free of partisan rhetoric, Defending America provides reliable, factual analysis of the missile defense debate. Written for a general audience, it assesses the current and likely future missile threat to the United States, examines relevant technologies, and suggests how America's friends and foes would react to a decision to build a national missile defense. Lindsay and O'Hanlon reject calls for large-scale systems as well as proposals to do nothing, instead arguing for a limited national missile defense
Label
Defending America : the case for limited national missile defense, James M. Lindsay, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. 1. Defending America. Déjà vu all over again -- Is the third time a charm? -- Why not prevention, preemption, and deterrence? -- Sensible defense means limited defense -- A modest proposal -- ch. 2. Missile Defense: concepts and systems -- Basic elements of ballistic missiles -- The trajectory of a ballistic missile -- Basic types of missile defenses -- Types of theater missile defenses -- Types of national missile defense -- Decoys and other countermeasures -- ch. 3. The threat. A growing ballistic missile threat? -- Russia -- China -- North Korea, Iran, and Iraq -- Other emerging ballistic missile powers -- Alternative threats -- The consequences of a missile attack -- ch. 4. Missile defense programs and architectures. Midcourse defense: the Clinton Administration program -- Larger midcourse defenses -- Boost-phase defenses -- Layered and space-based systems -- Conclusion -- ch. 5. The international politics of missile defense -- Russia -- China -- America's friends and allies -- South Asia -- No more disarmament? -- ch. 6. Missile defense and American security. A limited, two-tier national missile defense against "rogue" regimes -- Selling a limited, two-tier defense abroad -- Selling a limited, two-tier defense at home -- Appendixes. A. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and related documents -- B. Excerpts from the DCI National Intelligence Estimate -- C. Excerpts from the 1998 Rumsfeld Commission Report -- D. Excerpts from the 1999 National Intelligence Review -- Notes -- Index
Control code
46634723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780815706335
Lccn
2001001713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)46634723
Label
Defending America : the case for limited national missile defense, James M. Lindsay, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. 1. Defending America. Déjà vu all over again -- Is the third time a charm? -- Why not prevention, preemption, and deterrence? -- Sensible defense means limited defense -- A modest proposal -- ch. 2. Missile Defense: concepts and systems -- Basic elements of ballistic missiles -- The trajectory of a ballistic missile -- Basic types of missile defenses -- Types of theater missile defenses -- Types of national missile defense -- Decoys and other countermeasures -- ch. 3. The threat. A growing ballistic missile threat? -- Russia -- China -- North Korea, Iran, and Iraq -- Other emerging ballistic missile powers -- Alternative threats -- The consequences of a missile attack -- ch. 4. Missile defense programs and architectures. Midcourse defense: the Clinton Administration program -- Larger midcourse defenses -- Boost-phase defenses -- Layered and space-based systems -- Conclusion -- ch. 5. The international politics of missile defense -- Russia -- China -- America's friends and allies -- South Asia -- No more disarmament? -- ch. 6. Missile defense and American security. A limited, two-tier national missile defense against "rogue" regimes -- Selling a limited, two-tier defense abroad -- Selling a limited, two-tier defense at home -- Appendixes. A. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and related documents -- B. Excerpts from the DCI National Intelligence Estimate -- C. Excerpts from the 1998 Rumsfeld Commission Report -- D. Excerpts from the 1999 National Intelligence Review -- Notes -- Index
Control code
46634723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780815706335
Lccn
2001001713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)46634723

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