Accession Number:

ADA393992

Title:

The International Political Costs of National Missile Defense

Descriptive Note:

Research summary

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

National missile defense NMD is the most visible and controversial element of President George W. Bushs defense policy. The Bush administration has focused its case for NMD on the danger posed by so-called rogue states, such as North Korea, Iran, and Iraq that are thought to be working to acquire long-range missile capabilities. Although less frequently stated, some proponents of NMD believe the United States should deploy defenses against China and possibly Russia. University of Chicago Harris School Professor Charles Glaser opposes the Bush administrations NMD policy. In a forthcoming article in the journal International Security Summer 2001, National Missile Defense and the Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Glaser and co-author Steve Fetter University of Maryland argue that the United States needs to significantly reorient its NMD policy, at a minimum adopting a variety of more cooperative military policies, and possibly foregoing NMD entirely.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE