Jeff Lewis asked me to distill something from “all”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1949/there-is-no-ballistic-missile-threat “the”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1943/tennis-with-the-net-up “recent”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1942/dome-sweet-dome “TW”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1941/the-pearl-harbor-golf-ball “postage”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1934/undermining-abm-part-deux “on BMD”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1932/olc-on-the-abmt for the ACW crowd.
bq. Strategic ballistic missile defense expresses a worldview in ways most weapons systems do not. It’s unilateralism. Acquiring, testing, and deploying strategic BMD just seem to fit with at-will revision of treaties like peanut butter goes with jelly. And the philosophy of an administration does more to shape BMD’s budgetary footprint than do military requirements as defined by the Armed Services or Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Read the “whole thing”:http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/2232/defensive-transition.