Articles Tagged: Andrew Plieninger

A Path Forward for Missile Defense

As the 4th of July approaches, it is natural to reflect on those qualities that have preserved American independence for the past 230 years. Until the advent of intercontinental ballistic missile flight during the Cold War, the security of the U.S. homeland was largely preserved by the expanse of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the might of […]

Space and the QDR

Marshall scholar Andrew Plieninger reviewed the space-related aspects of the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Saving Space – Securing Our Space Assets

The weaponization of space, recently dubbed the “question long neglected in most discussions about U.S. defense policy,” is moving to the forefront. Prompted by a recent meeting of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, proposed doctrinal revisions by the Air Force, calls for a White House national security directive, congressional hearings and press reports, […]

Missile Defense: Not a Zero Sum Game

In calling for cruise missile defense, David Ignatius lampooned ballistic missile defense [“The Real Missile Defense Gap,” op-ed, March 23]. The ballistic missile threat is real: More than 30 nations possess them, and rogue states such as North Korea have no scruples about selling upgraded Scud missiles to the highest bidder. Indeed, North Korea’s 1998 […]

A Failed Test of Missile Defense

From the  outset, President Bush has underscored the need for an ambitious, comprehensive missile defense comprising a variety of systems. the subject of the Dec. 15 test, the ground-based midcourse defense interceptor, represents the sole element of the less advanced system proposed by the Clinton administration.

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