Accession Number : ADA344618
Title : The Iraqi Ballistic Missile Program: The Gulf War and the Future of the Missile Threat.
Corporate Author : AMERICAN INST FOR STRATEGIC COOPERATIONMARINA DEL RAY CA
Personal Author(s) : Jones, Gregory S.
Report Date : 01 JUN 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 89
Abstract : Two recent world events - the breakup of the Soviet Union and the 1991 Gulf War - have shifted the focus of defense planning away from large-scale conflict in Central Europe and toward lesser-sized conflicts in other parts of the world. This shift has highlighted the importance of nonproliferation policies aimed at curbing the spread of various weapons systems which are difficult to counter and can cause large-scale damage. Ballistic missiles are one such weapons system. This report discusses the use of missiles by Iraq during the Gulf War in order to illustrate the threat posed by missles in other parts of the world as well.
Descriptors : *GUIDED MISSILES , *IRAQ , THREATS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , LONG RANGE(DISTANCE) , DEFENSE PLANNING , THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE.
Subject Categories : GUIDED MISSILES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE