Ballistic Missile Defense and the Future of American Security: Agendas, Perceptions, Technology, and Policy

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Abbreviations

ABL

Airborne Laser

ABM

Anti-Ballistic Missile

ASAT

Anti-Satellite Weapon

BM

Ballistic Missile

BM/C3

Battle Management/Command, Control, and Communications Systems

BMD

Ballistic Missile Defense

BMDO

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

BUR

Bottom-Up Review

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CEP

Circular Error Probable

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CONUS

Continental United States

CTBT

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

DEW(1)

Defense Early Warning

DEW(2)

Directed Energy Weapons

DoD

Department of Defense

DRR

Deployment Readiness Review

DSP

Defense Support Program

EKV

Exo-Atmospheric Kill Vehicle

EMP

Electromagnetic Pulse

ERINT

Extended Range Interceptor

EW

Electronic Warfare

ICBM

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

INF

Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty

IRBM

Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

GBI

Ground-Based Interceptor

GPALS

Global Protection against Limited Strikes

HTK

Hit-to-Kill

LSI

Lead System Integrator

MAD

Mutually Assured Destruction

MARV

Maneuvering Reentry Vehicle

MEADS

Medium Extended Air Defense System

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Ballistic Missile Defense, Still Trying After All These Years 37
  • 3 - Breakdown of the Old Verities 75
  • 4 - Why Missile Defense? 109
  • 5 - Agreeing on Nmd or Not? 143
  • Notes 167
  • 6 - Deployment Options or Guessing About the Shape of Things to Come 169
  • 7 - Pursuing Future Policy or Taking Counsel of One's Worst Fears 207
  • Selected References 241
  • Index 247
  • About the Author 255
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