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Ballistic Missile Proliferation : The Politics and Technics - Aaron Karp

Ballistic Missile Proliferation

The Politics and Technics

Hardcover Published: 7th March 1996
ISBN: 9780198291732
Number Of Pages: 240

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What danger does ballistic missile proliferation pose, and what can be done to control it? Although the problem has become a prominent concern of the post-cold war world, it remains notoriously difficult to understand and deal with. This book assesses the problem from the broader perspective of the political and technical transformations of the 20th century. It draws on the author's experience as a proliferation analyst to explain the most controversial aspects of the global spread of long-range rocketry. The picture that emerges reveals an idiosyncratic problem, shaped by unique characteristics in every country where it is in evidence but also guided by strong general rules. By illuminating the key factors behind ballistic missile proliferation this study helps to explain why some of the most alarming regional rocketry projects have simply disappeared, while others make steady progress.

Acronyms and conventions
Introductionp. 1
Can missile proliferation be stopped?p. 8
Does missile proliferation matter?p. 29
The soft technology: managing missile programmesp. 51
The hard technology: building ballistic missilesp. 99
The deadly technology I: conventional and CBW armamentsp. 147
The deadly technology II: nuclear armamentsp. 176
Conclusion: strategies of proliferation and controlp. 200
Appendix 1. The global dispersion of artillery rockets, sounding rockets, ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, 1994p. 209
Appendix 2. The destructive effects of nuclear-armed ballistic missilesp. 218
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780198291732
ISBN-10: 0198291736
Series: Sipri Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 7th March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57