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Strategic defence in the nuclear age

Freedman, Lawrence.

Strategic defence in the nuclear age

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Published by International Institute for Strategic Studies in London .
Written in English

  • Ballistic missile defenses.,
  • Strategic Defense Initiative.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLawrence Freedman.
    SeriesAdelphi papers -- no. 224
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. ;
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13588437M
    ISBN 100860791181

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