A discussion of President Clinton's
decision not to authorize the construction of a national missile defense
fails in a second consecutive attempt to detonate a warhead in outer
offers to share missile defense technology with European allies
and possibly Russia. (5/31/00)
A report on the political and diplomatic
hurdles the national missile defense faces as a decision on its
deployment nears. (8/24/00)
the first of a two-part series, Jeffrey Kaye examines the the question
to build a national missile defense system. (8/9/00)
of Defense Jacques Gansler.
Coyle, the director of the Pentagon's testing program.
detailed look at the Cold War treaty
that bars a national missile defense system.
assess whether the proposed missile defense system strengthen or
harm national security.
U.S. Announces Withdrawal
From Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
Bush formally announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw
from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty signed with the Soviet Union.
The move will take effect in six months.
Sens. Hagel and Biden discuss the Bush administration decision to withdraw
from the ABM treaty. (12/13/01)
The president's announcement from the White House. (12/13/01)
Russian President Putin's response. (12/13/01)
Background: A Q & A about the
Pentagon Declares Missile
Defense Test Successful
The Defense Department announced Monday night that the United States
military successfully hit a dummy warhead over the Pacific Ocean yesterday,
advancing missile defense plans opposed by Russia and China.
U.S./Russia Discuss Missile
Presidents Bush and Putin announce that future
talks on missile defense will include plans for nuclear stockpile
A Successful Test
The Pentagon plans more missile defense system tests
after this weekend's successful
Speeding Up the Process
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Senate Armed Services Chairman
Carl Levin debate beginning construction
of new sites to test a missile defense system.
Update: The Pentagon
plans to begin construction of new testing sites in April. (7/12/01)
News for Students
the U.S.-Russian rift over U.S. plans for a missile defense shield.
President Bush in Europe
Missile defense is among the topics President Bush discusses
with European leaders. (6/18/01)
A Call for a New Strategy
Experts debate President Bush's renewed
call for a missile defense shield. (5/1/01)
Breaking the ABM Treaty?
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Richard Perle, former assistant secretary
of defense for President Reagan, debate the push for a missile defense.
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The Man at the Pentagon
Bush taps the former head of the Commission to Assess Missile Threat
to serve as Secretary of Defense. (12/28/00)
Rumsfeld and others debate a proposed missile defense shield.(1/28/99)