ABSTRACT

Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat through 2015: Unclassified Summary of a National Intelligence Estimate   [open pdf - 250KB]

The ballistic missile remains a central element in the military arsenals of nations around the globe and almost certainly will retain this status over the next fifteen years. Most US Intelligence Community agencies project that during the next 15 years the United States most likely will face ICBM threats from North Korea and Iran, and possibly Iraq- barring significant changes in their political orientations. In addition to the strategic forces of Russia and China, threats to the US homeland, nevertheless, will consist of dramatically fewer warheads than today owing to significant reductions in Russian strategic forces. Short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, particularly if armed with WM already pose a significant threat overseas to US interests, military forces and allies.

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2001-12
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