Introduction: national missile defence (NMD) and IR

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780719074707
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701331 | DOI:
Introduction: national missile defence (NMD) and IR

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This introductory chapter discusses the National Missile Defence (NMD) Act of 1999, which established in law the policies of sending a missile defence system as soon as it was technologically possible; addresses the questions of identity and how one should make sense of the NMD; and introduces international relations. It then looks at the link between national identity and foreign policy, before the chapter ends with an outline of the following chapters.

Keywords: National Missile Defence; missile defence system; questions of identity; international relations; national identity; foreign policy

Chapter.  5445 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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