Category Archives: Missile Technology

Rushing to Failure, Again

Hit or Miss, Sunday’s Missile Defense Test Will Not Justify Expansion By Tom Z. Collina In 2004, President George W. Bush began fielding the Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) system that is in place today, composed of 30 interceptor missiles in … Continue reading

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European Missile Defense No Answer to Russia

The just-passed House Armed Services Committee plan to accelerate U.S. missile defense deployments in Poland to counter Russian action in Ukraine is all bark and no bite.  By Tom Z. Collina The United States has a strategic interest in establishing … Continue reading

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Who Will Be the 2013 Arms Control Person of the Year? Vote Now.

Okay folks. It is that time of the year. The sun is low in the northern hemisphere; holiday-driven shopping is in full swing; Congress has finally left Washington DC at peace; you are drinking more eggnog than you should; NORAD … Continue reading

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Summit or No Summit, the U.S.-Russian Strategic Dialogue Must Go On

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama has “reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September.” The White … Continue reading

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What Kind of Glasses Do You Need to See Iranian ICBMs?

By Greg Thielmann As warnings of the Iranian ICBM threat continue to emanate from the halls of Congress and the sound bytes of strategic missile defense advocates, it is worth taking a moment to observe the yawning gap between the … Continue reading

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Friday’s Missile Defense Test: What Will It Mean?

By Tom Z. Collina In its own multi-million dollar display of fireworks, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will conduct an intercept test of the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system on Friday, July 5. This will be the first test of … Continue reading

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Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty at 45

By Daryl G. Kimball Forty-five years ago today, the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and dozens of other countries signed the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) at ceremonies in Washington, Moscow, and London. In his remarks at the … Continue reading

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