Attack and Defense of ICBMs Deceptively Based in a Number of Identical Areas
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Verification of arms control agreements could be facilitated by deploying ICBMs in a number of identical areas, one or more of which could be chosen for inspection. The paper treats the attack and defense of ICBMs deceptively based and defended by interceptors. A given number of interceptors can be concentrated in selected areas or can be assigned uniformly across areas. The interceptors can be constrained to defend specific missiles or can be preferentially assigned to attackers after the attack is observed. The paper explores the effects of these assumptions.
- Antimissile Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles