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Missile contagion : cruise missile proliferation and the threat to international security

Author: Dennis M Gormley
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, ©2008.
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"Signs of missile contagion abound. In this study, Gormley argues that a series of rapid and surprising developments since 2005 suggest that the proliferation of missiles capable of delivering either weapons of mass destruction or highly accurate conventional payloads is approaching a critical threshold. The surprising fact is that land-attack cruise missiles, not ballistic missiles, constitute the primary problem.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gormley, Dennis M., 1943-
Missile contagion.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, ©2008
(OCoLC)646839166
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis M Gormley
ISBN: 9780275998363 0275998363
OCLC Number: 190875116
Description: xiv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: The proliferation context --
Introduction --
The ballistic missile context --
Ballistic missiles and regional competitions --
Land-attack cruise missiles--signs of contagion --
Regional signs of missile contagion --
Part two: Proliferation instrumentalities --
Knowledge --
Narrative --
Norms --
Part three: Policy responses --
Nonproliferation and defense policy responses --
Appendix A: Selected missile programs --
Appendix B: Selected ballistic missile programs --
Notes --
Select bibliography.
Responsibility: Dennis M. Gormley.
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Explains the spread of cruise missiles in the context of ballistic missile proliferation. This work focuses on both non-proliferation and defence policy to fashion a set of integrated strategies for  Read more...

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