Extending U.S. theater Missile Defense to Northeast Asia: ramifications for regional security
Attenweiler, Steven A.
MIller, H, Lyman.
MetadataShow full item record
The absence of a formidable U.S. and allied Theater Missile Defense (TMD) capability in the East Asian region has encouraged a build-up in offensive missile capability on the part of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). This build-up has destabilized a region of vital importance to the national interest of the United States by encouraging the idea that offensive military action can be utilized to attain national ambitions at a relatively acceptable cost. This thesis shows that the introduction of a layered missile defense capability will serve to enhance regional security for the United States and its allies by raising the costs associated with using missiles in an offensive manner and by underscoring the level of commitment the United States maintains in guaranteeing the security of its allies in the face of a growing regional threat. The political benefits associated with such a tangible defensive obligation on the part of the United States should not be underrated.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Pitts, James Edward (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-12);The end of the Cold War has brought about significant changes in the international and national security environments that present tremendous implications for the U.S. military. The strategic threat of global nuclear war ...
Exploratory model analysis of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Low Global Scheduler problem Morgan, Brian L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-12);Proliferation of theater ballistic missile technologies to potential U.S. adversaries necessitates that the U.S. employ a defensive system to counter this threat. The system that is being developed is called the Space-Based ...
Building a Persian Gulf ballistic missile defense umbrella: a comparative case study analysis of regional phased adaptive approaches Gray, Meghan C. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-06);This thesis investigates the shift to theater-based missile defense (TBMD) systems from the U.S. and its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners perspectives, and it provides recommendations for developing a realistic ...