Political and security dimensions of the U.S. ballistic missile defense

Sağ, Hakkı Burak
This thesis analyzes the political and security dimensions of the U.S. ballistic missile defense. The development and deployment of missile defenses are examined within the context of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, the technical feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed system to counter the missiles launched by the states of concern and the fundamental concerns and official policies of Russia, China and some European NATO members that turn out to be key actors in the controversial missile defense discussion. Furthermore, the impact of 1 1 September terrorist attacks on the debate is discussed. The U.S. decision to move forward with the deployment of a system led to an anxiety both within and outside the United States. The deployment of the system has also been a substantial security issue that could negatively affect the international and regional security, which is likely to prompt an arms race in certain theatres. The deployment of a robust system is not likely in the near future; in fact, the technological effectiveness will always be in question.


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Citation Formats
H. B. Sağ, “Political and security dimensions of the U.S. ballistic missile defense ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.