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Strategic Deception: Rhetoric, Science, and Politics in Missile Defense Advocacy

Gordon R. Mitchell
Format
Book
Published
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2000.
Language
English
Variant Title
Rhetoric, science, and politics in missile defense advocacy
Series
Rhetoric and Public Affairs Series
ISBN
0870135570 (hbk. : alk. paper), 0870135589 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1 Missile Defense Advocacy in Rhetorical and Historical Perspective 1
  • History of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense 5
  • Critical Approach 11
  • 2 Star Wars and the Quest for an Elusive "Leakproof" Missile Shield 47
  • X-Ray Laser and Reagan's MAD Escape 50
  • Desert Tests and Teller's Zest 59
  • Brilliant Bluff or Dangerous Delusion? 70
  • 3 Placebo Defense: The Rhetoric of Patriot Missile Accuracy in the 1991 Persian Gulf War 121
  • Patriot's Rhetorical Role as "Scudbusting" Hero 124
  • Postwar Controversy over Patriot Accuracy 138
  • A Tough Placebo to Swallow 152
  • 4 Whose Shoe Fits Best? Dubious Physics and Power Politics in the TMD Footprint Controversy 181
  • Post-Cold War Missile Defense and the ABM Treaty 184
  • Finding the Right Fit: The Debate over THAAD's Footprint Size 188
  • Sizing Up the Footprint Controversy 201
  • THAAD's "Rush to Failure": On the Road to Nowhere? 209
  • 5 Living with the Legacy of Strategic Deception in Missile Defense Advocacy 227
  • Common Threads and New Twists in the Legacy of Strategic Deception 231
  • National Missile Defense "as Soon as Technologically Possible" 251
  • Future Paths 266.
Description
xix, 390 p., [9] p. of plates : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-364) and index.
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