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  • Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces' airborne unit attend the annual SDF ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo, Japan, October 14, 2018, photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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    Missing in Japan's Deterrence Debate

    Aug 13, 2020

    Following its decision to cancel the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system, Japan is currently debating future deterrence capabilities. The debate over how Japan can defend itself is an important one, offering a major opportunity to shape the country's future defense posture.

  • Russian Mi-28N helicopters fly in formation at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia, August 2, 2015, photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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    Where Russia Markets and Sells Advanced Conventional Weapons

    Jun 11, 2021

    Russia uses arms exports to further relations with other countries, influence their political and military leaders, and further its broader foreign and defense policy goals. A series of maps show the extent of its marketing, negotiating, and sales of key weapons systems.

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    Limitations on tactical missile defenses: negotiated and otherwise

    The launching of the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative raises defense strategy issues surrounding the capabilities of antitactical ballistic missiles (ATBMs) and the U.S.-Soviet antiballistic missile treaty of 1972. This paper explores potential poli...

    Jan 1, 1988

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    Soviet interests, concerns, and activities with regard to ballistic missile defense

    This paper is the text of a presentation at the Tutzing Workshop on the Political, Strategic-Operational, Economic and Psychological Aspects of the Program to Investigate Possibilities for Strategic Defense, held at Munich, West Germany, on December ...

    Jan 1, 1987

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    British and French Strategic Forces: Response Options to Soviet Ballistic Missile Defense

    Briefly reviews the rationale for having these nuclear forces, current and potential strategic postures, and targeting capabilities and possibilities.

    Jan 1, 1986

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    Ballistic missile defense, ICBM modernization, and small strategic attacks: out of the frying pan?

    After a decade of relative dormancy, the question of whether to deploy antimissile defenses has reemerged as the subject of intense debate. This paper suggests that any near-term U.S. ABM decision should pay equal heed to another consideration: the c...

    Jan 1, 1983

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    Some Comparisons among the Prim-Read Firing Doctrine and Two Others Designed To Hedge against Leakage Attacks

    This report compares the Prim-Read, MEKR and MEDUA firing doctrines for ABM interceptors.

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Presidential Control of Force: The Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    An analysis of the rationale and necessity for presidential direction and control of limited military conflicts, as demonstrated by the Korean experience and the Cuban missile crisis.

    Jul 1, 1967

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    "Shell Game" Aspects of Mobile Terminal ABM Systems

    A two-person zero-sum game is used to model the mobile defense problem in order to examine, in the context of terminal ballistic missile defense, the advantages that accrue to the defender from being able to deny the attacker knowledge of the defense deployment.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Preservation of Tactical Air Combat Potential in Western Europe: Guided Missile Defense Potential

    An investigation of surface-to-air guided missiles as a means of augmenting Allied tactical air bases in Western Europe from 1955 to 1958.

    Sep 15, 1954

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    Jennifer Brookes

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physical chemistry, University of Washington; B.S. in chemistry & biology, University of Portland

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    Cortez A. Cooper III

    Senior International/Defense Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Hawaii; B.A. in psychology, Davidson College

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    Brian Dolan

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, University of Cincinnati; B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering, SUNY Buffalo

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    Paola Fusaro

    Research Assistant
    Education M.A. in international security, Sciences Po Paris; B.A. in political science and economics, Sciences Po Paris

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    Mel Eisman

    Senior Operations Research Analyst
    Education M.S.I.E. in operations research, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in industrial engineering, State University of New York

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    Dahlia Anne Goldfeld

    Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemical physics, Columbia University; M.A. in chemistry, Harvard University; B.A. in chemistry, Columbia University

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    Andrew Karode

    Associate Director, Research Software Engineering; Senior Research Software Engineer
    Education M.S. in computer science, Wake Forest University; B.A. in computer science, Wake Forest University; B.A. in political science, Wake Forest University

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    Mary Lee

    Mathematician
    Education Ph.D. in mathematics, University of California, Irvine

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    Gary McLeod

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in astronomy, CalTech (California Institute of Technology); B.S. in physics, University of Minnesota

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    George Nacouzi

    Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in aero/astro engineering, CSU Poly (Pomona); M.S. in aerospace engineering, UCLA; Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, UCI

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    Chad J. R. Ohlandt

    Senior Engineer
    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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    Richard H. Speier

    Adjunct Staff
    Education B.A. in physics, Harvard University; Ph.D. in political science, MIT