"The U.S. missile defence boondoggle"
Commentary by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation
Published by OpenCanada.org
August 4, 2016
Last month, the NGO Union of Concerned Scientists issued a damming report on the US effort to develop a strategic ballistic missile defence system ("Shielded from Oversight: The Disastrous US Approach to Strategic Missile Defense" - www.ucsusa.org). This impressive contribution to evidence-based policy making inspired Paul Meyer to write this brief commentary on the report's highlights and to suggest that it might serve as a cautionary tale for those in Canada attracted to this US program.
Visit OpenCanada.org at the link below for his comments.
"The U.S. missile defence boondoggle" - A recent report criticizing the United States' approach to missile defence serves as a warning for countries considering collaboration on the system.
Amb. (Ret'd) Paul Meyer is Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada; and Senior Fellow in Space Security, The Simons Foundation.