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    The Anti-Ballistic Missile Debate

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    an aggressor to end in bloodshed. However, this is all too different when dealing with the definitive defense of nuclear weapons. One can’t merely deter an attack that can potentially destroy an entire city. This is what started the entire anti-ballistic missile debate. In this paper I will discuss three major points that I feel help support my position of being against the development of ABM systems: cost, effectiveness, and focus. What are the basic forces behind ABM deployment and what do they

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    Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty: U.S. Withdraw The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (referred to as the "ABM Treaty" for the rest of this paper) was signed into effect by President Richard Nixon and the Soviet leader at the time, Leonid Brezhnev, in Moscow on May 26, 1972. Under this treaty, the United States and the former Soviet Union agreed to limit very sharply the development and deployment of anti-ballistic missile defense systems, and also to restrict the number and location of such systems. The

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    The PATRIOT Missile

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    Hercules missile system identified a vital need for an interceptor capable of missile defense while maintaining a shield against high-performance aircraft. One system has proven itself above all others in the realm of anti-ballistic missile (ABM) and air breathing threat (ABT) defense; that system is the PATRIOT. Throughout the PATRIOT’s history, it has proven to be a serious heavyweight contender in the worldwide air defense community. The concept of a medium- to high-altitude missile interceptor

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    Nike Hercules Evolution

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    According to B. Raichle (2012), “The Nike-Ajax missile system was recognized as being woefully inadequate to stop massive waves of Soviet bombers loaded with nuclear weapons targeted to destroy United States cities, thus the Nike Hercules missile system was developed” (The Nike Hercules section, para. 1). Not only did the Nike Hercules have a greater altitude capability, range, and speed, its acquisition

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    of a multi-stage missile, the United States then began to address the idea of missile defenses. Soon, both offensive and defensive long-range ballistic missile development would be placed on our government’s agenda. The objective was simple, to develop a system that could track down any missiles launched at the United States, and eliminate them before they reached their designated targets. Nike-Zeus was one of the first U.S. efforts to mount a defense against ballistic missiles. Its concept called

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    of nuclear arms and delivery systems for them namely Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Many of these countries are hostel to the United States and her allies. Also the existence counties with large nuclear arsenals such as Russia, increase the chance of an accidental launch. In order to counter threats form rouge nations and accidental ballistic missile launches, the United States should pursue development of a missile defense system. COLD WAR AND THE ABM TREATY The first ICBM, The R-7

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    The National Missile Defense System is the First Step to Another Cold War and the United States Should Not Do It As we begin the twenty-first century, an increasing number of states around the world are acquiring nuclear capabilities. The sense of insecurity by individual governments is driving many states into developing and testing ballistic missiles. In the mean time, the United States finds itself in a position to develop new technology that will protect themselves against these potential

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    Nuclear Proliferation

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    of the intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United States was now unable to protect the citizens from this new form of military attack a missile with a chemical or nuclear warhead. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan called upon the men and women who developed the new form of the attack, used to force Japan into signing a peace treaty, to develop a strategic defense initiative also known as “Star Wars,” which proposed to defend the continental United States from a missile attack by intercepting it

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    Missile Defense

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    technology to come in the upcoming years. George W. Bush is quickly picking up with where Ronald Regan left off. There is a plan in affect for a Missile Defense System. This system will be capable of shooting down ballistic missiles, that have been launched by another state or actor, that are directed at the United States or its allies. However, with this plan for Missile Defense that George W. Bush is pushing for comes great international hostility. Many of the other states are asking the US to stop this

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    The Importance of the Missile Defense Program The government still didn't think of missile defense as a serious subject until October 4, 1957, when the Soviets launched their first satellite (Sputnik) into space on the top of a multi-stage missile. This was a big deal because the Soviets showed they had the technology to launch large objects into space. So what would have stopped them from launching a rocket at the United States? A few weeks after the Sputnik launch the U.S. attempted their

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