Common Foreign and Security Policy: The First Ten Years 2nd by Martin Holland

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By Martin Holland

This moment version appears to be like on the first decade of the typical international and protection coverage (CFSP) of the ecu Union. based initially of the Balkan wars within the Nineties and celebrating its 10th anniversary within the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CFSP has definitely confronted huge demanding situations. This booklet explores how the CFSP has coped and the way it must adapt so that it will live to tell the tale the future.

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While boost-phase defense has been advocated as the most efficient way to deal with fractionated payloads and exoatmospheric (midcourse) penetration aids, it is extremely sensitive to assumptions about threat booster characteristics. Over time, boost-phase defense tends to be renamed ascent-phase defense when the kinematic realities set in. In fact, ascent-phase defense is code for engagement in the postboost or early midcourse phases of flight. The limitations and complications of a surface-based boost-phase defense lie primarily in the concepts of operations (CONOPS), policy, time, and geography.

Rather, the range is limited by the fluence required, the laser power, and the ability to focus the beam onto the target at low elevation angles through the atmosphere. The ability to focus depends on the laser beam 2-4 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other Alternatives PREPUBLICATION COPY—SUBJECT TO FURTHER EDITORIAL CORRECTION. quality and issues of light propagation in the atmosphere itself. 4 Figure 2-2 displays key parts of the ABL system aboard the Boeing 747-400F.

In this figure, all notional BMD systems are illustrated independent of their operational or developmental status. As this figure shows, numerous BMD systems have been proposed and considered for boost- and ascent-phase intercept in an attempt to build a layered defense system. PAC-3, Patriot advanced capability 3; ABI, airborne laser interceptor; GBI, ground-based interceptor. 1-7 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other Alternatives PREPUBLICATION COPY—SUBJECT TO FURTHER EDITORIAL CORRECTION.

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