Star Wars Rebooted: Global Missile Defense in 2017

Bruno Gruselle
WMD Proceedings, October 2012

This edition of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s Proceedings series is the first to feature an international contributor, Bruno Gruselle, a Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique) in Paris.  Mr. Gruselle’s article projects the political, security and programmatic challenges for missile defense (MD) in 2017 and the choices that will confront the U.S. administration that will assume office that year.  As he observes, “…the 2017 administration’s policy on missile defense will have to deal with an environment where MD has become a reality more than a possibility or a project…Whoever will sit in the White House will indeed find the margin for maneuver to be very limited internally as well as internationally.” 

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