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Missile Defense Pro-Con

Supporting Ballistic Missile Defense

On the Strategic Value of Ballistic Missile Defense, Brad Roberts, Security Studies Center, June 2014

Why Canada Should Join the US Missile Defense Program: Ballistic Missiles Threaten Both Countries, Michaela Dodge, The Heritage Foundation, June 2014

Sarah Palin Letter on Missile Defense, April 8, 2009

The Future of Missile Defense Testing, statement by Lieutenant General Patrick J. O'Reilley, February 25, 2009

Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept, December 5, 2008

The Need for Missile Defense, by Peter Brookes, October and November 2008

After the Bucharest NATO Summit: European and American Missile Defense Perspectives, by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, May 5, 2008

White House Outlines Need for Missile Defense System in Europe, October 23, 2007

President George W. Bush Announces Intial Missile Defense Deployment for 2004, December 17, 2002

Why America Needs Missile Defense? by Jim Garamone, August 17, 2001

Bush Speech on Missile Defense, May 1, 2001

New Leadership on National Security, George W. Bush, May 23, 2000

Conclusions of the Commission to Assess The Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States (The Rumsfeld Commission)

2000 DoD Strategy Report for Europe and NATO Excerpt on Ballistic Missile Defenses , December 1, 2000

Statement by Henry Kissinger, May 26, 1999

Feith and Zell Law Firm: Memorandum of Law, May 25, 1999

David Rivkin and Lee Casey, Statement on the legal status of the ABM Treaty, May 25, 1999

President Reagan Announces the Strategic Defense Initiative, March 23, 1983



Subhead 1
Intro to Ballistic Missile Defense
Ballistic Missile Defense 1: General
Ballistic Missile Defense 2: Boost-Phase Intercepts
Ballistic Missile Defense 3: Midcourse-Phase Intercepts
Ballistic Missile Defense 4: Terminal-Phase Intercepts
Missile Proliferation and Missile Defenses
Regional Perspectives Against Missile Defense
Key Documents on Ballistic Missile Defense
BMD Links

Opposing Ballistic Missile Defense

Oversight of Missile Defense (Part 3): Questions for the Missile Defense Agency, Opening Statement of Chairmen Tierney, April 30, 2009

Remarks by President Obama on Eliminating Nuclear Weapons, April 5, 2009

Missile Defense: No Long-Term Solution, by Jenny Shin, April 3, 2009

The Future of Missile Defense Testing, by Philip E. Coyle III, February 25, 2009

Debunking the Damage Limitation Strategy, December 15, 2008

Deploy First. Develop Later?
Why Bush's Plan to Deploy Flawed Missile Defense Meets Little Resistance
by Devon Chaffee, December 20, 2002

The Opposition to Missile Defense

Farewell to the ABM Treaty, by David Krieger, June 13, 2002

Joint Statement by the Federation of American Scientists, November 12, 2001

Senior Ranking Democrats respond to Bush's propsoal, May 2, 2001

Statement of Russian President Putin on Strategic Reductions and Preservation of the ABM Treaty, November 13, 2000

Joint Statement of the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the Russian Federation, December, 2000

Joint Statement by the Presidents of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Anti-Missile Defense

July 18, 2000

Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., "Opposing the National Missile Defense Act"
, March 16, 1999

Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Statement on Ballistic Missile Defense Technology
, May 4, 1999

Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Statement on ABM Treaty
, May 5, 1999