Accession Number:

ADA088758

Title:

U.S. Arms Control Objectives and the Implications for Ballistic Missile Defense. Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, November 1-2, 1979.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 14 Sep 79-30 Jun 80.

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

On November 1-2, 1979, the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University sponsored a symposium on U.S. Arms Control Objectives and the Implications for Ballistic Missile Defense BMD. The purposes of the symposium were 1 to discuss arms control objectives and strategies beyond SALT II and their implications for the U.S. BMD program 2 to identify, analyze and assess the current status and trends in U.S. BMD RD programs 3 to assess the significance of constraints imposed by the ABM Treaty on the implementation of current and planned BMD RD programs 4 to explore the status of Soviet thinking on work in the field of ballistic missile defense 5 to examine the application of BMD technologies for missions other than the protection of U.S. land-based ICBMs and 6 to analyze the strategic significance and arms control implications of alternative modes and levels of BMD development, including deployments which are limited by agreement to defense of American and Soviet strategic offensive forces. Each of these six issues was the subject of a paper commissioned for the symposium. These papers plus a rapporteurs report comprise the set of conference proceedings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE