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Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stability (Paperback): Dean A. Wilkening

Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stability (Paperback)

Dean A. Wilkening

Series: Adelphi series

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The US debate surrounding ballistic-missile defence is becoming increasingly polarized: advocates claim that these defences are essential to US security and should be deployed as soon as possible; critics argue that they upset strategic stability, encourage regional arms races, and therefore, will not work. What is lacking in the current debate is a quantitative analysis of how well defences would have to work to meet specific security objectives, and what level of defence might upset strategic stability. This paper argues that there is no immediate need to deploy US national missile defences because accidental or unauthorized Russian or Chinese attacks are unlikely, and because deterrence should mean that the risk of attack from emerging ballistic-missile states is acceptably low. National missile defence might be a useful insurance, but other defence needs are more pressing. However, if the US did deploy such a system, a modified Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty that allowed the US and Russia to deploy 100 interceptors at multiple sites around their territory should not pose a realistic threat to the retaliatory capabilities of four of the five declared nuclear powers.; This bo

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Series: Adelphi series
Release date: February 2005
First published: 2005
Authors: Dean A. Wilkening
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-929004-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Defence strategy, planning & research > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment > Nuclear weapons
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Other warfare & defence issues > Arms negotiation & control
LSN: 0-19-929004-0
Barcode: 9780199290048

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