Accession Number : ADA338814


Title :   Whither Ballistic Missile Defense?


Corporate Author : TECHNICAL MARKETING SOCIETY OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Henry F.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a338814.pdf


Report Date : 30 NOV 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : I intend to discuss the prospects for SDI in a changing world situation. My bottom line is that the prospects are good. Recalling the language of my diplomatic years, I would say "I am cautiously optimistic" for at least two reasons; first, because we are in fact dealing with real problems. Second, because of some published statements attributed to President-elect Clinton--although the record is not entirely consistent, and therein lies a problem. Let me first elaborate on my reasons for cautious optimism and then discuss how I am planning our programs for a hand-off to my successor.


Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , GLOBAL , OPTIMIZATION , NATIONAL SECURITY , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , THREATS , COSTS.


Subject Categories : ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE