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Options for deploying missile defenses in Europe.
Options for deploying missile defenses in Europe.
Bennett, Michael J., 1958-
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xxii, 57 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Study examines the cost and potential defensive capability of the proposed European Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system. Also explores alternative ways to provide some or all of the intended capabilities of that system. Alternatives considered include deploying sea-based interceptors around Europe or mobile land-based interceptors at existing U.S. bases in Europe. In addition, defensive capability that would be available if no dedicated missile defenses were fielded in Europe is examined.
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"Michael Bennett and Kevin Eveker of CBO's National Security Division performed the analysis and wrote the study..."--Preface.

"February 2009."
Ballistic missiles: threats and defenses. Current and potential missile threats from Iran ; The debate about ballistic missile defenses ; Technical challenges to ballistic missile defenses ; Current and planned components of U.S. missile defenses -- Options for missile defenses in Europe. Existing midcourse-phase defenses ; Four alternatives for missile defenses in Europe ; Estimated costs of the options -- Defense capabilities of alternative midcourse-phase missile defenses. The U.S.-based GMD Block 3.0 System ; A potential crisis-response defense ; CBO's four options for deploying standing missile defenses in Europe -- Ballistic missile basics -- Analytic methods and sensitivity of the results to changes in assumptions.
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