(See N. Friedman, pp. 90-91, April 2009 Proceedings)
Commander James M. Nugent, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)—Dr. Friedman suggests that a prevailing argument against ballistic-missile defense (BMD) is that it presents an immoral response because it upsets the "balance of power." While this is possibly an argument that might incite a fair degree of indignation in many USNI readers, it's also not the strongest argument to be made against BMD.