Reviewing BMD Options and Implications for Canada

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 05-1

Author
Ernie Regehr

This briefing clarifies the BMD options that Canada faces, explores the implications of Canada’s taking political ownership of this US-controlled system, and suggests a way out of the BMD conundrum.

Canada has been clear on its opposition to the weaponization of space; it needs to adopt the same clear stance, along with an action strategy to advance it, on preventing a new race to deploy anti-satellite weapons and on limiting the number of strategic ballistic missile interceptors.

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