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Missile Defense

Missile Defense

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MISSILE DEFENSE
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Gregory H. Canavan
MISSILE DEFENSE
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Gregory H. Canavan

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ALLISTIC
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ECHNICAL
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MISSILE DEFENSEFOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Gregory H. Canavan
 
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Published byThe Heritage Foundation214 Massachusetts Avenue, NEWashington, DC 20002–4999800-544-4843heritage.orgCopyright © 2003 The Heritage FoundationISBN 0-89195-261-6Cover design by Mark HurlburtLayout by Michelle Fulton SmithCharts and Graphs by Russell MartinNothing written here is to be construed as necessarilyreflecting the views of The Heritage Foundation or as anattempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill beforeCongress.
 
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PREFACE / VIILIST OF FIGURES / VIIILIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS / IXINTRODUCTION / XVTECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN MISSILE DEFENSE / 1
Early Missile Defense and Offensive Proliferation: Offensive Proliferation / 3Early Technologies and Systems: NIKE Systems; Sentinel; Safeguard / 5Uncertainties / 1
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Summary of Developments in Nuclear Phases / 19
DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE 1970S / 23
The ABM Treaty / 23U.S. Army Programs and Hit-to-Kill Technology / 24Space-Based Laser for Boost-Phase Intercept / 27Summary of Developments During the Interim Program / 28
DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE 1980S / 29
Strategic Defense Initiative: Exploration Phase / 29Strategic Defense System Phase I / 32Brilliant Pebbles / 37Brilliant Pebbles in Midcourse and Terminal / 42Summary of Developments During SDI / 45
GLOBAL PROTECTION AGAINST LIMITED STRIKES / 47
Scope / 47Elements / 48Development and Testing / 50Navy Contributions / 53

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