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Directed Energy Missile Defense in Space   [open pdf - 2MB]

This background paper describes and assesses current concepts for directed-energy ballistic missile defense in space. Its purpose is to provide members of Congress, their staffs, and the public with a readable introduction to the so-called "Star Wars" technologies that some suggest might form the basis of a future nationwide defense against Soviet nuclear ballistic missiles. Since these technologies are a relatively new focus for U.S. missile defense efforts, little information about them has been readily available outside the expert community.

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1984-04
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Public Domain
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Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota
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