Category Archives: Missile Defense

‘A Very Pragmatic Proposal’ – The Obama Administration’s New Approach To Missile Defense

Originally published here. Those who say we are scrapping missile defense in Europe are either misinformed or misrepresenting the reality of what we are doing. The security of Europe has been a vital national interest of the United States for my entire career. The circumstances, borders and threats may have changed, but that commitment continues. [...]
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Missile Defense in Europe and US-Russia Nuclear Negotiations

Originally published here. I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. – President Ronald W. Reagan, speaking about his Strategic Defense [...]
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‘Less than 33 minutes away, their whole city, their whole life, could be annihilated.’

Originally published here. The image above is from a classic Cold War-era propaganda comic book, “The H-Bomb And You“, published in 1954. It’s all about civil defense, and how patriotic Americans could do their part to defend the homeland. A smartly dressed, avuncular civil defense corps representative answers some schoolkids’ questions, and concludes with: Even [...]
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