The Resource "Heads, not tails" : how best to engage theater ballistic missiles, by Ronald C. Wiegand, (electronic resource)

"Heads, not tails" : how best to engage theater ballistic missiles, by Ronald C. Wiegand, (electronic resource)

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"Heads, not tails" : how best to engage theater ballistic missiles
Title
"Heads, not tails"
Title remainder
how best to engage theater ballistic missiles
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by Ronald C. Wiegand
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Defending against theater and intercontinental ballistic missiles, potentially carrying nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, requires 100% effectiveness anything less continues to afford our enemies weapons of mass effect. If the U.S. is to be successful in answering this threat, a re-evaluation of boost phase intercept (BPI) options is in order. This paper highlights the ballistic missile threat and joint defense systems; provides an assessment of those systems; re-evaluates BPI merits; and proposes a kinetic boost phase solution (with concept of operations) to bridge the potential fielding of space-base weapons. Early engagement provides better, faster, cheaper and less destabilizing missile defense capability. Heads, not tails sounds a call to the Missile Defense Agency, Strategic Command and all Services to commit to producing BPI capability (first kinetic, then directed energy), ahead of other systems and upgrades
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DTICE
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Wiegand, Ronald C
Government publication
federal national government publication
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Air University (U.S.)
Series statement
Occasional paper
Series volume
no. 53
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  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Guided missiles
  • Theater level operations
  • Ballistic missile intercept systems
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Weapons
  • Guided missiles
  • Boost phase
  • Tail assemblies
  • Sound
  • Enemy
  • Directional
  • Chemical ordnance
  • Motion
  • Biological Warfare
  • Interception
  • Threats
  • Defense systems
  • Department of defense
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"Heads, not tails" : how best to engage theater ballistic missiles, by Ronald C. Wiegand, (electronic resource)
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 22, 2008)
  • "February 2006."
  • Available online
Control code
ocn227924830
Extent
vi, 65 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
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(Sirsi) 1579244
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the Air University web site. Address as of 9/22/08: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat53.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
"Heads, not tails" : how best to engage theater ballistic missiles, by Ronald C. Wiegand, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 22, 2008)
  • "February 2006."
  • Available online
Control code
ocn227924830
Extent
vi, 65 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
(Sirsi) 1579244
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the Air University web site. Address as of 9/22/08: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat53.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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