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The Continuing Quest for Missile Defense

When lofty goals confront reality
Peter Pella

Description

This book provides an introduction to the complex story of missile defense, by recounting past successes and failures, describing the current systems in place, and exploring what may lie ahead. In the process, it will explain the technologies involved in attempting such a difficult task.

About Editors

Peter Pella holds a PhD in experimental nuclear physics from Kent State University, an MS in experimental nuclear physics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, and a BS in nuclear engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Besides participating in extensive engineering research, he has also been involved in issues related to nuclear weapons. He received a meritorious honor award for his service in achieving the indefinite extension of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). He is also the author of the Concise Physics book, The Midlife Crisis of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
National Missile Defense History
Theater Missile Defense
The Current Architecture
Ballistic Missile Threats
Conclusion
Appendix


Bibliographic

Paperback ISBN: 9780750329231

Ebook ISBN: 9781681749419

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4942-6

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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