Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stability

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Adelphi Paper, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Vol. 334

May 2000

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Should the US deploy ballistic-missile defences? The arguments for and against are becoming increasingly polarised. This paper offers what is currently lacking in the debate: a quantitative analysis of how well defences would have to work to meet specific security objectives, and what level of defence might upset strategic stability.

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