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Nuclear Dynamics in a Multipolar Strategic Ballistic Missile Defense World   [open pdf - 9MB]

"This report examines the nuclear dynamics and implications for strategic relations in a world where four nuclear-armed states are developing strategic ballistic missile defenses (BMD). These states are the United States, Russia, China, and India. Each state appears to have the common rationale of wanting at least limited protection against ballistic missile attacks, and all will respond with various countermeasures to ensure that their nuclear deterrents are viable as they react to missile defense developments in other countries. In addition, we have found that each state has differing motivations for strategic BMD." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

Author:Ferguson, Charles D.
MacDonald, Bruce W.
Publisher:Federation of American Scientists
Date:2017-07
Copyright:2017 by the Federation of American Scientists. Downloaded or retrieved via external web link as part of the PASCC collection.
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Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=803320
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