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American missile defense a reference handbook by Victoria Samson

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Published by Praeger in Santa Barbara, Ca .
Written in English


  • Ballistic missile defenses -- United States,
  • Antimissile missiles -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementVictoria Samson.
SeriesContemporary military, strategic, and security issues
LC ClassificationsUG743 .S254 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23919686M
ISBN 109780313353260, 9780313353277
LC Control Number2009046660

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In American Missile Defense: A Guide to the Issues Victoria Samson brings a decade of experience to bear in an in-depth examination of missile defense as it has been envisioned and as it is actually being developed, clarifying misconceptions and laying out what a missile defense system can and cannot do. The ballistic missile threat --George W. Bush and missile defense --Ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system --The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) system --The Patriot and the medium extended air defense system (MEADS) systems --The terminal high altitude area defense (THAAD) system --The airborne laser and kinetic energy interceptor. But today America’s missile defense system is a reality. Progress was slowed by the budget cuts that followed the fall of the USSR, but the current state of things is that a missile defense system is in place, and is being strengthened and expanded on an on-going basis. Several Pentagon leaders are eager to move missile defense forward in its evolution. James Anderson, the new assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, is a long-time advocate for missile defenses. As Defense News notes, Anderson, an academic from the Marine Corps University, “literally wrote the book on missile.

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