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View Resource Security Conference in Europe Exposes Rifts between US, Allies

A high-level security conference in Munich this weekend exposed rifts between the US and its European allies on the issues of a US missile defense system and the deployment of a "rapid reaction" European Union force. The US missile defense system took center stage over the weekend as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced the Bush administration's plan to go ahead with development and...
View Resource Clinton Receives Chilly Response from Europe to Offer of Shared Missile Defense System

Speaking in Lisbon on the second day of his last official trip to Europe, President Clinton sought to allay the fears of America's European allies by stating that any anti-missile technology developed by the US would be shared with "civilized nations" that adhere to arms control treaties. Tomorrow the President will travel to Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin which will...
View Resource National Missile Defense: What does it all Mean?

This online version of a 60-page Issue Brief from the Center for Defense Information is "designed to offer unbiased, in-depth, and up-to-date information on all aspects of the National Missile Defense (NMD) debate." The brief contains articles offering a history of ballistic missiles and the NMD -- including a chronology of US National Missile Defense programs, an assessment of the current missile...