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The Resource The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh

The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh

Label
The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion
Title
The phantom defense
Title remainder
America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion
Statement of responsibility
Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the past four decades, the United States has spent $85 billion pursuing the fantasy of an effective missile defense system to shield our nation against the threat of a nuclear attack. Recent public tests, while less exotic than some of the original "Star Wars" proposals, were spectacular failures and call into question the whole program's rationale. Neither the land-based system proposed by the Clinton administration, nor the alternatives proposed by earlier administrations, would ever work--regardless of how much R & D money is channeled into the project. Rather than enhancing national security, these doomed efforts would provoke a new arms race and alienate key allies. The authors apply their extensive insiders' expertise to argue that thoughtful diplomacy is the only real answer to meet America's national security goals
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisendrath, Craig R
Dewey number
358.1/74/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG743
LC item number
.E36 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodman, Melvin A.
  • Marsh, Gerald E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • United States
Label
The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Deja Vu All Over Again: A Short History of "Star Wars" -- Ch. 2. Anti-Missile Defense and the Political Maze -- Ch. 3. Two views of the World -- Ch. 4. The Exaggerated Threat of Ballistic Missiles -- Ch. 5. Why National Missile Defense Won't Work -- Ch. 6. Other Proposed National Missile Defense Systems -- Ch. 7. Geopolitical Implications of National Missile Defense -- Ch. 8. Arms Control and Policy Alternatives -- App. 1. Countermeasures -- App. 2. Waste, Fraud, and Abuse -- App. 3. The Center for International Policy
Control code
54671002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313016158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c7183
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54671002
Label
The phantom defense : America's pursuit of the Star Wars illusion, Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Deja Vu All Over Again: A Short History of "Star Wars" -- Ch. 2. Anti-Missile Defense and the Political Maze -- Ch. 3. Two views of the World -- Ch. 4. The Exaggerated Threat of Ballistic Missiles -- Ch. 5. Why National Missile Defense Won't Work -- Ch. 6. Other Proposed National Missile Defense Systems -- Ch. 7. Geopolitical Implications of National Missile Defense -- Ch. 8. Arms Control and Policy Alternatives -- App. 1. Countermeasures -- App. 2. Waste, Fraud, and Abuse -- App. 3. The Center for International Policy
Control code
54671002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313016158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c7183
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54671002

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