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

By: Lindsay, James M, 1959-.
Contributor(s): O'Hanlon, Michael E | Brookings Institution.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2002, c2001Edition: 1st softcover ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 258 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0815798679 (electronic bk.); 9780815798675 (electronic bk.).Other title: Case for limited national missile defense | Limited national missile defense.Subject(s): Ballistic missile defenses -- United States | United States -- Defenses | National security -- United States | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | Ballistic missile defenses | Military readiness | National security | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 358.1/74/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
ch. 1. Defending America. D�ej�a 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-246) and index.

ch. 1. Defending America. D�ej�a 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.

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