documentaire sur la défense anti-missiles balistiques + liste défenseurs et adversaires aux Etats-Unis d’une « missile defense » américaine

A l’occasion du sommet de l’OTAN à Chicago qui a abordé la défense anti-missiles balistiques en Europe (Roumanie, Pologne, République Tchèque, Turquie…) pour protéger contre les missiles iraniens.

Le documentaire enquête est en anglais.

« National Missile Defense is a 21st-century Maginot Line » [13]

« missile defense must be debated as a technology, not a theology » [15]


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PROs in favor of the NMD

Arguing in favor of a shield against Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles since the Reagan Era or after

US Congressman Curt Weldon
senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Weldon served six years as the Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee [1]

Speaker Newt Gingrich
Former Congressman and member of the US House of Representatives
– nationalist, populist and ultra-religious
– anti-China and pro-Taiwan
– anti-Iran [2]

Vice President of the United States – Richard B. Cheney
Dick Cheney served as the Secretary of Defense from March 1989 to January 1993 under President George H. W. Bush. He directed Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. [3]

Richard Perle
Assistant Secretary of Defense and served on the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee from 1987 to 2004. He was Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2003 under the Bush Administration [4]

Dr. Paul Wolfowitz
Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 28th and sworn in March 2, 2001 as the 28th Deputy Secretary of Defense. This is Dr. Wolfowitz’s third tour of duty in the Pentagon. [5]

US Senator Trent Lott
A champion of a strong national defense [6] [7]

Lieutenant General Ronald T. Kadish,
USAF. Director, Missile Defense Agency
June 1999 – January 2002, Director, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Department of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
January 2002 – July 2004 , Director, Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. [8]

Lieutenant General Henry A. Trey Obering III
United States Air Force
Director, Missile Defense Agency
July 2003 – July 2004, Deputy Director, MDA and Director, Joint National Integration Center, Missile Defense Agency, Washington, D.C.
July 2004 – present, Director, Missile Defense Agency, Washington, D.C. [9]

Dr Robert M. Gates, PhD
Director of Central Intelligence from November 6, 1991 until January 20, 1993 and was Deputy National Security Adviser under Brent Scowcroft during the first Gulf War. Dr. Gates is currently the President of Texas A&M University [10]

CONs against the NMD

More skeptical about
– the technical feasibility of such an anti-missile complex system
– the seriousness of the threat
– the immediacy of the thread
All of them favor a Theater Missile Defense, either Ground based (Patriot-Pac-3 & THAAD[11]) or Navy based (Aegis & SM-3)

Richard L. Garwin
He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Group to the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff and was in 1998 a Commissioner on the 9-person « Rumsfeld » Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States. From 1993 to August 2001, he chaired the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board of the Department of State.[12]
« National Missile Defense is a 21st-century Maginot Line » [13]

Sam Nunn
co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative[14]
« missile defense must be debated as a technology, not a theology » [15]

3 stars General Patrick M. Hughes
Director of the DIA Defense Intelligence Agency 1996-99 [16]
(hates Curt Weldon)

Joseph Cirincione
Senior Associate and Director for Non-Proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [17]

Philip Coyle
Philip Coyle is Senior Advisor to the President of the Center for Defense Information. [18]
Mr. Coyle also has extensive background in missile defense, in military space systems, and in high-technology weapons, such as high power lasers and other directed-energy weapons. [19]

Steven Weinberg
Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1979 and holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Weinberg details the many shortcomings of the past and proposed defenses against long-range missiles and explains why he thinks the U.S. withdrawal from the ABM Treaty may start an adverse chain of events. [20]

« Can Missile Defense Work ? »[21]

Général.Eugene Habiger

Retired Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger served as commander of U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND [22], an organization made up of some 80,000 military and civilian personnel, from 1996 to 1998. He and others in the military consider the long-range ballistic-missile threat a low priority, and that he would prefer to see more resources directed to countering the much greater threat of terrorism. [23]

Richard N. Cooper
Chairman, National Intelligence Council [24]

Dr Janne Nolan, PhD
Professor International Affairs [25]

[11] Theater High-Altitude Area Defense
[13] New York Times

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