Ballistic Missiles

Ballistic missiles are short-, medium-, and long-range rocket-propelled vehicles that deliver nuclear or conventional weapons. RAND's analyses help policymakers understand the potential uses of ballistic missiles for warfare and terrorism, the likelihood of their use by combatants, possible defense strategies, and emerging threats to the global security environment.

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    Chad J. R. Ohlandt

    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and scientific computing, University of Michigan; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University; S.B. in astronautical engineering, M.I.T.

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    David T. Orletsky

    Associate Director, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Engineer
    Education S.M. in aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University