Missile Defense Five Years after the ABM Treaty
Boese, Wade, Arms Control Today
Five years after President George W. Bush orchestrated the June 13, 2002, U.S. withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty to build an "effective" missile defense, the system remains unproven or insufficient in the eyes of many.
Yet, Bush administration officials say that their fledgling strategic missile defense system proved its worth when North Korea fired several ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan last July. Right before the tests, the Bush administration activated the system as a precaution.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and secretary of Defense Robert Gates penned an April 26 Daily Telegraph piece claiming that the …
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Publication information: Article title: Missile Defense Five Years after the ABM Treaty. Contributors: Boese, Wade - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 37. Issue: 5 Publication date: June 2007. Page number: 30+. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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