Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy: by Andrew Futter

By Andrew Futter

This e-book examines the transformation in US pondering the position of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) in nationwide safeguard coverage because the finish of the chilly battle.

The evolution of the BMD debate after the chilly conflict has been complicated, complex and punctuated. As this booklet indicates, the controversy and next coverage offerings could usually seem to replicate neither the actual requisites of the overseas method for US safeguard at any given time, nor certainly the present features of BMD technology.

Ballistic Missile Defence and US nationwide safeguard Policy strains the evolution of coverage from the zero-sum debates that surrounded the Strategic safety Initiative as Ronald Reagan left workplace, as much as the relative political consensus that exists round a restricted BMD deployment in 2012. The e-book indicates how and why coverage developed in this sort of complicated demeanour in this interval, and explains the strategic reasoning and political pressures shaping BMD coverage lower than all the presidents who've held workplace on account that 1989. finally, this quantity demonstrates how relative developments in know-how, mixed with development within the perceived missile probability, steadily shifted the contours and rhythm of the family missile defence debate within the US in the direction of recognition and normalisation.

This publication might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of missile defence and hands regulate, US nationwide safeguard coverage, strategic stories and diplomacy in general.

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