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NMD<sup>1</sup>: issues and debates

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0004
NMD1: issues and debates

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This chapter criticises the predominant issues on the modern missile defence debate, emphasising the tensions on feasibility, costs, and the question of arms control and non-proliferation. It tries to set up a confrontation between the ‘logic’ of NMD and its inappropriateness. The chapter also lists the emerging missile states and discusses the two documents that address the issue of an emerging multifaceted ballistic missile threat.

Keywords: missile defence debate; feasibility; costs; arms control; non-proliferation; missile states; ballistic missile threat

Chapter.  8281 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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