This book examines the implications of emerging security environment for missile defense. It identifies the lessons concerning the questions provided by the Gulf War, focusing on the redirection of the Strategic Defense Initiative towards a capability for global protection against limited strikes.
0. Introduction 1. The Rationale for Missile Defense: Protection and Deterrence 2. Global Protection Against Limited Strikes (GPALS) 3. Missile Defenses in the Future Security Environment Emerging Missile Threats and the Shadow Of the Gulf War 4. Soviet Views on Proliferation and Missile Defense: Implications for the ABM Treaty and GPALS 5. The Threat of Accidental/Unauthorized Strikes and GPALS 6. Alternatives to GPALS? 7. The Debate About Missile Defense: Some Preliminary Lessons From the Gulf War 8. Summary and Conclusions