Missile Defense

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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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    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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    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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    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/Cost 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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    Brian Dolan

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

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    Maynard A. Holliday

    Senior Engineer
    Education MS in mechanical engineering design/robotics, Stanford University; BS in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Andrew Karode

    Senior Technical Analyst
    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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    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

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    Michael Spirtas

    Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center; Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in international relations, Columbia University

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    Brent Thomas

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education M.S. and Ph.D. in water resources, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in environmental engineering, University of Texas; B.S. in chemical engineering, classical languages, and mathematics, Vanderbilt University

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    James Williams

    Senior Engineer
    Education M.S. in aerosystems engineering, Loughborough University; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Virginia

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    Stephen M. Worman

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in strategic studies, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in political science, Quinnipiac University