Accession Number : ADA263955

Title :   Joint Theater Ballistic Missile Defense.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Crowley, Boomer

Report Date : 22 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The conduct of U.S. Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) is analyzed by comparing the service doctrines and capabilities. Theater Ballistic Missile Defense is becoming an increasingly important mission as many third world nations stock their weapons inventories with these devices. Desert Storm provided a clear example of why TBMD is so important. The Iraqi's were able to threaten military forces, logistics areas and population centers using ballistic missile systems with technologies far inferior to the weapons systems used to target and neutralize them. Theater Ballistic Missile Defense can be subdivided into three missions-passive missile defense, attack operations and active missile defense. Ballistic missile defense, Theater missile defense.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ATTACK, BALLISTICS, INVENTORY, LOGISTICS, MISSIONS, NATIONS, POPULATION, TARGETS, WEAPONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE