Facing the Arms Control Challenges of BMD

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 04-8

Ernie Regehr

In Canada the opposition to ballistic missile defence (BMD) has rightly focused on urging the government to reject participation and certainly not go beyond the already agreed integration of NORAD’s missile launch detection and tracking system into the US BMD system. Yet it is also necessary to face the fact that a strategic BMD system, albeit without proven capabilities, is coming to North America, that it will have serious implications for the strategic environment and that the world has to find ways of dealing with those consequences.

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