Theater Missile Defense (TMD) in East Asia: Implications for Beijing and Tokyo

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2007 - History - 510 pages
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As East Asia is entering the 21st Century, Japan, in reassessing its security environment and thus its strategic calculus, is on the verge of deploying latest jointly-researched theater missile defenses (TMD) to counter the threat of ballistic and cruise missiles. In parallel, the People's Republic of China is constantly modernizing its ballistic missile forces and is gearing up for a possible contingency with its self-proclaimed "high-tech adversaries." This work shows what drives Japan to deploy theater missile defenses and how the People's Republic of China is poised to be reacting to it.
  

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Contents

Executive Summary
2
Central Research Area Structure of this Work
9
Interviews and Scientific Method
15
Realism
21
Problems of Classic theories of international politics
27
Norms of Japanese Foreign and Security policy
35
3 Independence and Nonalliance
43
Why Missile Defense is Back
52
rv ui Chinas Opposition to Spacebased BMD assets
181
Geographic setting and Historic legacy
188
Threat response or Alliance issue?
308
The US nuclear umbrella
325
VILIII IIL The Pros Cons of TMD deployment for Japan
339
Conclusion
410
Types of Ballistic Missiles
416
Components of a Ballistic Missile
422

Bl Missile Defense as Alliance Issue
58
1I Ill Monetary advantages of ballistic cruise missiles
67
I1I II1 SDI as Alliance issue
118
rv Approaching Chinas Perceptions Reactions to BMD
154
I Defense Concepts
428
Ill Japans stance on the usage of Space
436
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