The Ultimate Bomb Shelter

Kitfield, James
July 2000
National Journal;7/08/2000, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p2212
Focuses on the national missile defense system proposed by United States President Bill Clinton. Cost of upgrading the system; Criticisms from missile defense advocates and opponents; Challenges to the technical ability of the system; Issue surrounding the system's vulnerability to countermeasures.


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