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The Resource The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh

The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh

Label
The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion
Title
The phantom defense
Title remainder
America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion
Statement of responsibility
Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Publisher Fact Sheet
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
358.1/74/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG743
LC item number
.E36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
  • "An important contribution to the vigorous debate we must engage in if we are to find the right answer to the critical question of national missile defense." -- Senator John F. Kerry
  • In the past four decades, the United States has spent $85 billion pursuing the fantasy of an effective missile defense system to shield our nation against the threat of a nuclear attack. Recent public tests, while less exotic than some of the original "Star Wars" proposals, were spectacular failures and call into question the whole program's rationale. Neither the land-based system proposed by the Clinton administration, nor the alternatives proposed by earlier administrations, would ever work--regardless of how much R&D money is channeled into the project. Rather than enhancing national security, these doomed efforts would provoke a new arms race and alienate key allies. The authors apply their extensive insiders' expertise to argue that thoughtful diplomacy is the only real answer to meet America's national security goals
  • Demonstrates how, rather than enhancing American national security, a national missile defense would destroy it by provoking a new arms race
  • Each successive political administration has spent billions on defense systems that the authors claim, would never really work. Here they apply their combined experience and expertise to argue that thoughtful democracy is the real answer
Label
The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/stanford/Doc?id=10005674
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • International Consequences and Policy Alternatives
  • Geopolitical Implications of National Missile Defense
  • Arms Control and Policy Alternatives
  • Countermeasures
  • Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
  • The Center for International Policy
  • History and Mythology
  • Deja Vu All Over Again: A Short History of "Star Wars"
  • Anti-Missile Defense and the Political Maze
  • Two Views of the World
  • The Threat, and Efforts to Meet It
  • The Exaggerated Threat of Ballistic Missiles
  • Why National Missile Defense Won't Work
  • Other Proposed National Missile Defense Systems
Control code
2038952
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 190 p.
Isbn
9780275971830
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001021159
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45951609
  • (OCoLC)45951609
Label
The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/stanford/Doc?id=10005674
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • International Consequences and Policy Alternatives
  • Geopolitical Implications of National Missile Defense
  • Arms Control and Policy Alternatives
  • Countermeasures
  • Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
  • The Center for International Policy
  • History and Mythology
  • Deja Vu All Over Again: A Short History of "Star Wars"
  • Anti-Missile Defense and the Political Maze
  • Two Views of the World
  • The Threat, and Efforts to Meet It
  • The Exaggerated Threat of Ballistic Missiles
  • Why National Missile Defense Won't Work
  • Other Proposed National Missile Defense Systems
Control code
2038952
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 190 p.
Isbn
9780275971830
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001021159
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45951609
  • (OCoLC)45951609

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