Cruise missile penaid nonproliferation hindering the spread of countermeasures against cruise missile defenses

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) becomes a greater threat when accompanied by the proliferation of effective means of delivery. The threat of one means of delivery, cruise missiles, will increase if proliferators can acquire effective countermeasures against missile defenses. S...

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Main Authors: Speier, Richard, Nacouzi, George (Author), McMahon, K. Scott (Author)
Corporate Authors: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2014, 2014
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) becomes a greater threat when accompanied by the proliferation of effective means of delivery. The threat of one means of delivery, cruise missiles, will increase if proliferators can acquire effective countermeasures against missile defenses. Such countermeasures, when incorporated in an attacker's missile, are known as penetration aids or penaids. As proliferator nations acquire ballistic and cruise missiles for this purpose, it will be important to establish effective measures to counter WMD attacks. This research was designed to assist U.S. agencies charged with generating policies to discourage the proliferation of WMD and cruise missile delivery systems, thereby strengthening deterrence. Specifically, it recommends controls on potential exports of penaid-related items according to the structure of the current international policy against missile proliferation, the Missile Technology Control Regime. The recommendations account for 18 classes of such items and are based on structured interviews with government and nongovernment experts, as well as an independent technical assessment to develop a preliminary characterization of the technologies and equipment most critical to the emerging penaid threat. The project also brought together a selected group of experts to participate in a workshop to review the initial characterization of penaid technologies and equipment
Item Description:"Prepared for the Naval Postgraduate School, Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Combating WMD."
Physical Description:x, 51 pages color illustrations
ISBN:0833087703
9780833087706