Current national missile defense deployment plans The initial deployment of land-based interceptors designed to smash into enemy warheads headed toward the U.S. is scheduled for calendar 2004. The Pentagon originally announced plans to deploy 10 interceptors in Alaska and California by October 2004, just before the election. At this point, it is likely that the […]
By George Rathjens and Carl Kaysen, A year ago President Bush announced that he was ordering the deployment of an anti-ballistic-missile (ABM) system, with the first sites to be operational in 2004 in Alaska and California. In 1967 President Johnson made a strikingly similar decision. Both smacked of election-year domestic politics. President Johnson had reason […]
The Working Group, founded in 1989, has joined the Center’s newly expanded program on biological and chemical weapons control.
President Bush has announced plans to begin deployment of a strategic missile defense by September 30, 2004. The initial deployment will include six silos at Fort Greely, Alaska, and four at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; each silo will contain one interceptor missile. More are to follow in succeeding years. Site preparation has already […]
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation criticized the federal government today for undercutting its own non-proliferation and homeland security policies by selling equipment that can be used to make biological weapons.