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Missile Defense: Where Does the Danger Lie?

Alexandra Khodakova

The U.S. is currently investing resources into several missile defense projects throughout the world. The goal is to create a global American missile defense system. Reassessing this system and its objectives the author analyses its future impact on the geopolitical balance of power. Once the Asia Pacific and NATO missile defense systems are in place, Russia will be squeezed by missile defense shields from both sides. Moreover, the researcher argues that the system developers are paying too little attention to the threat posed by comets and asteroids which cannot be ignored.

Missile Defense: Where Does the Danger Lie?


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SECURITY INDEX №1 (98), 2012

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