Limited Missile Defense System and its Strategic Stability Consequences


The main purpose of presented essay is to demonstrate a statement that only not deploying limited missile defence system can lead to the change of standing situation. Hence the stable strategic situation would be disturbed. Author pointed this hypothesis to the National Missile Defence (NMD) system operated by USA. Article then sums up, that not deploying NMD would disrupt contemporary strategic stability – characterized as an international system state without open war. These assumptions do not include the dynamics of the mutual relationship of any equal actors, such as United States of America and Russian Federation due to the limitations of the NMD system. From the American point of view the NMD system eliminates such threats as posed e.g. by North Korea or Iran.

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