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The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion

Author: Craig R Eisendrath; Melvin A Goodman; Gerald E Marsh
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the past four decades, the United States has spent $85 billion pursuing the fantasy of an effective missile defense system to shield our nation against the threat of a nuclear attack. Recent public tests, while less exotic than some of the original "Star Wars" proposals, were spectacular failures and call into question the whole program's rationale. Neither the land-based system proposed by the Clinton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eisendrath, Craig R.
Phantom defense.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2001
(DLC) 2001021159
(OCoLC)45951609
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig R Eisendrath; Melvin A Goodman; Gerald E Marsh
ISBN: 0313016151 9780313016158 027597183X 9780275971830 1280315512 9781280315510
OCLC Number: 54671002
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 190 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction History and Mythology Deja Vu All Over Again: A Short History of "Star Wars" Anti-Missle Defense and the Political Maze Two Views of the World The Threat, and Efforts to Meet It The Exaggerated Threat of Ballistic Missiles Why National Missile Defense Won't Work Other Proposed NMD Systems International Consequences, and Policy Alternatives Geopolitical Implications of National Missile Defense Arms Control and Policy Alternatives Appendix One: Countermeasures Appendix Two: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Appendix Three: The Center for International Policy
Responsibility: Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh.

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In the past four decades, the USA has spent $85 billion pursuing the idea of an effective missle defense system against the threat of a nuclear attack. This text combines scientific, geopolitical,  Read more...
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"A timely and important study which critiques the Bush administration's case for accelerating the development of a national missile defense (NMD). Its analysis and conclusions are certain to be Read more...

 
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