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National Missile Defense

Definition/Scope: The National Missile Defense system is designed to protect the United States against a limited ballistic missile attack from "states of concern," the State Department's new designation for former "rogue nations." It also provides some residual capability against a small accidental or unauthorized strategic missile launch from more nuclear-capable states.

Used For:

strategic missile defense systems



Broader Terms:

Ballistic Missile Defense Program

Narrower Terms:

Homing Overlay Experiment
space-based infrared systems
Strategic Defense Initiative

Related Terms:

AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel
ballistic missile defense
BAMBI missiles
brilliant pebbles
ground based interceptors
High Endoatmospheric Defense Interceptor
homeland defense
national defense
Nike missile
nuclear weapons proliferation
Project Defender
Safeguard ABM system
Sentinel ABM system

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