SHIELD OF DREAMS

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SHIELD OF DREAMS
Missile Defenses in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Strategy
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591141174
  • Binding: Paperback
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  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Subject: History
  • Date Available: December 2008
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This book examines the implications of deploying missile defenses by the United States and Russia within the current and next decades. Noting that U.S. plans to locate parts of the global ballistic missile defense system in eastern Europe contributed to a deterioration in U.S.-Russian relations, Cimbala discusses how a post-Bush/post-Putin era could open the door either to improved détente or increased acrimony over such issues as missile defenses and NATO enlargement, the fate of the CFE and INF treaties, and U.S. hegemony in world politics. He considers how stable the U.S.-Russian nuclear deterrence and arms control relationship might be once the Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty levels are reached, and whether the two states could reduce to a level of minimum deterrence forces and persuade other nuclear powers to reduce their inventories proportionately.

Stephen J. Cimbala, Distinguished Professor of political science at Penn State Brandywine, is the author of numerous works on national security policy, arms control, and conflict termination.

Praise for Shield of Dreams

“Shield of Dreams is a must-read for individuals involved in planning strategic force structure, missile defense, and modeling of nuclear force structures and defensive systems. The variables that Cimbala uses in his models are worthy of further study and incorporation into scenario-based gaming for determining the needs of service and defense posture.”

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Stephen J. Cimbala is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University Brandywine. Dr. Cimbala is the author of numerous works in the fields of U.S. national security policy, nuclear arms control, conflict termination and related topics. He is an award winning Penn State teacher, has consulted for a variety of U.S. government agencies and defense contractors, and has been quoted frequently in the media on security related topics. He is author of the Naval Institute Press book Missile Defense and U.S.-Russian Nuclear Strategy.

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