publication . Doctoral thesis . 2002

An analysis on the impact of the 1972 ABM Treaty and its affect on the procurement of a National Missile Defense System

McDaniel, Donald B.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2002
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited For the last thirty years, many strategists have considered the 1972 Anti-ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty as the foundation for arms control. Others have insisted that its existence perpetuates American vulnerability to a ballistic missile attack. Since its inception, the ABM Treaty has been amended only once, but the geopolitical structure of the world has changed dramatically. The Cold War has ended and many new threats have emerged. The once bipolar world, which is reflected in the treaty, has transformed into a multithreat domain of instability. In response to these new threats, President George W. Bush h...
free text keywords: Arms control, Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty, National Missile Defense Procurement
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