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The missile defense systems of George W. Bush [electronic resource] :a critical assessment / Richard Dean Burns.

By: Burns, Richard Dean.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Praeger books online.Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger Security International, c2010Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9780313384660 (alk. paper); 0313384665 (alk. paper); 9780313384677 (electronic bk.); 0313384673 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Military leadership | Obama, Barack -- Military leadership | Ballistic missile defenses -- United States | Ballistic missile defenses -- United States -- History | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | United States -- Military policy | (George Walker) | 1946- | 1989- | 2001-2009 | Ballistic missile defenses | Bush, George W | History | Military policy | Politics and government | United States | World politics | Military Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 358.1/740973090511 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Missile defense to ABM diplomacy : from Eisenhower to Nixon -- The Strategic Defense Initiative : from Reagan to G.H.W. Bush -- Politics of missile defense deployment : from William Clinton to George W. Bush -- Missile defense in Europe : Bush to Obama -- North Korean and Iranian missile programs : their regional impact -- The status of missile defense systems -- The Obama administration and missile defense -- Reflections.
Summary: President George W. Bush's controversial order to deploy a land-based ballistic missile defense in 2002, following the unilateral abrogation of the 1972 Antiballistic Missile [ABM] Treaty, did not end five decades of debate. Indeed, not only were old issues revisited but new ones arose, especially given the Bush administration's efforts to extend America's ballistic missile defense (BMD) network to Central and Eastern Europe. Nor did the Bush administration's efforts to use the new BMD system as a deterrent succeed in persuading the so-called rogue states of North Korea and Iran to halt their development of missiles or nuclear activities. This account reviews the Bush BMD deployment after its first eight years and introduces the manner in which his successor, President Barack Obama, has sought to deal with the continuing issues.
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President George W. Bush's controversial order to deploy a land-based ballistic missile defense in 2002, following the unilateral abrogation of the 1972 Antiballistic Missile [ABM] Treaty, did not end five decades of debate. Indeed, not only were old issues revisited but new ones arose, especially given the Bush administration's efforts to extend America's ballistic missile defense (BMD) network to Central and Eastern Europe. Nor did the Bush administration's efforts to use the new BMD system as a deterrent succeed in persuading the so-called rogue states of North Korea and Iran to halt their development of missiles or nuclear activities. This account reviews the Bush BMD deployment after its first eight years and introduces the manner in which his successor, President Barack Obama, has sought to deal with the continuing issues.

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Missile defense to ABM diplomacy : from Eisenhower to Nixon -- The Strategic Defense Initiative : from Reagan to G.H.W. Bush -- Politics of missile defense deployment : from William Clinton to George W. Bush -- Missile defense in Europe : Bush to Obama -- North Korean and Iranian missile programs : their regional impact -- The status of missile defense systems -- The Obama administration and missile defense -- Reflections.

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