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Rockets' Red Glare: Missile Defenses and the Future of World Politics
Rockets' Red Glare: Missile Defenses and the Future of World Politics
Edited by James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey A. Larsen
320 pp, Westview, 2001
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A helpful collection of essays by a mixture of academics and policymakers, this volume offers an accessible introduction to missile defense. A concise history of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is followed by surveys of the political and technological environments for missile defense, a more general section dealing with arms control and domestic political considerations, a collection of essays on regional views of missile defense, and summaries of a dozen key documents. A useful primer on a complex policy problem.