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Published for the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

WMD Center Case Study 2

U.S. Withdrawal from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty

Lynn F. Rusten traces the 10-month period between President George W. Bush's proclamation of the deployment of missile defense technologies as a key national security objective and his announcement on December 13, 2001, of U.S. intent to withdraw from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, a prerequisite for achieving that objective. She examines the National Security Council role in the decision to withdraw, the ensuing international consultations and diplomacy to achieve a new strategic framework, and the changed context of the decision after the events of 9/11. Rusten also recounts President Bush's concurrent negotiations with Russia on strategic nuclear reduction, which resulted in the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty in May 2002.

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Bio-inspired Innovation and National Security.

Edited by Robert E. Armstrong, Mark D, Drapeau, Cheryl A. Loeb, and James J. Valdes

Despite the vital importance of the emerging area of biotechnology and its role in defense planning and policymaking, no definitive book has been written on the topic for the defense policymaker, the military student, and the private-sector bioscientist interested in the "emerging opportunities market" of national security. …