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The ballistic missile threat to the United States

Hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, October 6, 1998 (S. hrg)

by United States

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Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7378064M
ISBN 100160580684
ISBN 109780160580680
OCLC/WorldCa41152893

The main purpose of the program seems to be political — to create the impression of a serious missile threat and thereby gain strategic leverage, fortify the North Korean regime's domestic power, and deter other countries, particularly the Republic of Korea and the United States, from military action. The future threat environment will be far more complex, including non-ballistic threats such as cruise missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles as well as sophisticated anti-ship missiles, which have spread even to Iran and Hezbollah. Already, some Aegis ships are equipped with SM-6 missiles specially designed for cruise missile threats.

Missile Contagion provides an in-depth analysis of the growing importance of cruise missiles for the United States and other countries within the broader context of military, political, commercial, and institutional factors that explain why cruise missiles, particularly land-attack cruise missiles, have growing appeal for states, and possibly Cited by: These missiles possesses ranges of between km and thus do not pose a threat to the United States if launched from Japan. However, like most SRBM's and cruise missiles, if launched by a hostile state from either seaborne or airborne platforms within range of the United States, these missiles could pose a threat to the United States.

The United States has the technology and knowledge to build effective missile defense, including a boost-phase system that can neutralize the current North Korean missile threat by preventing. the Ballistic Missile Threat Through Most Intelligence Community agencies project that before the United States most likely will face ICBM threats from North Korea and Iran, and possibly from Iraq—barring significant changes in their political orientations—in addition to the longstanding missile forces of Russia and China. One agency assesses that the United States is unlikely.


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In Septemberthe President approved a decision to develop a 1, mile ballistic missile system with a nuclear warhead. Both land and sea basing were to be considered. In Novemberthe Secretary of Defense directed the Army and Navy to proceed on an IRBM program with the dual objective of achieving an early shipboard capability and.

The subcommittee heard testimony on the changing ballistic missile threats to the United ses, including several scholars on national defense, testified on the effect of the improved. Statement for the record to the Senate Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services on The Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States by Robert D.

Walpole, National Intelligence Officer for Strategic and Nuclear Programs, February 9, Get this from a library. The National intelligence estimate on the ballistic missile threat to the United States: hearing before the International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services Subcommittee of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, February 9, [United States.

Page - The Governments of the United States of America, Page - Treaty an ABM system is a system to counter strategic ballistic missiles or their elements in flight Page - What if free people could live secure in the knowledge that their security did not rest upon the threat of instant US retaliation to deter a Soviet 5/5(1).

Ballistic and cruise missiles present a significant threat to US and Allied forces overseas, and to the United States and its territories. Missiles are attractive to many nations because they can be used effectively against an adversary with a formidable air defense system, where an attack with manned aircraft would be impractical or too Size: 3MB.

Missile Threat brings together a wide range of information and analyses relating to the proliferation of cruise and ballistic missiles around the world and the air and missile defense systems designed to defeat e Threat is a product of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

An SM-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie, October (U.S. Navy) U.S. missile defense in the twenty-first century is focused on emerging threats from. It is an important step in our efforts to protect the United States and Poland, as well as our NATO Allies, from the growing threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles of increasingly greater ranges, lethality, and sophistication, and potentially armed with weapons of mass destruction.

Get this from a library. The ballistic missile threat to the United States: hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, October 6, [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.]. Committee members heard testimony from defense and weapons experts on the threat ballistic missiles pose to the United States.

Report Video Issue Javascript must be. For nearly two decades, U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) policy has sought to protect the homeland against limited long-range missile strikes from states such as Iran and North Korea, but not major nuclear powers like Russia and China as that mission would pose significant technical, financial, and geopolitical challenges.

Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this study compares the development of fleet ballistic missile systems in the United States and Soviet Union and their contribution to the achievement of national security objectives of each nation.

Summary. The tasking for the Committee on an Assessment of Concepts and Systems for U.S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other Alternatives, stated in Section of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (Public Law ), is provided in Appendix A of this report.

1 In short, the congressional tasking requests an assessment of the feasibility. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States, commonly called the Rumsfeld Commission, was an independent commission formed by the US Congress to evaluate the ballistic missile threat posed to the United States.

The Threat Ballistic Missile Trends. Countries invest in ballistic missiles because they are a means to project power in regional and strategic contexts, and a capability to launch an attack from a distance. According to the Intelligence Community, ballistic missile proliferation continues to grow as countries acquire a greater number of.

The Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States warned that, within five years of a decision to do so, North. Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States The subcommittee heard testimony on the changing ballistic missile threats to the United States. Witnesses, including several.

Escalating ballistic missile threats remind us that homeland missile defense is now more important than ever.

Iran's recent attack against our Author: Donald Loren. Another new weapon that poses a threat to the homeland is the Avangard hypersonic missile that travels at a repor miles per hour — fast enough to defeat current missile.

The United States has warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular weapons test in the new year, while offering flexibility if it .An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of 5, kilometres (3, mi) primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).Similarly, conventional, chemical, and biological weapons can also be delivered with varying effectiveness, but have never been deployed on ICBMs.

Russian missiles, including nuclear weapons, targeting the United States is not new. Nor is saber rattling by Mr. Putin, who devoted much of his speech last year to what he claimed were highly.