Talk:Missile Defense Agency

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POV[edit]

At the moment the tone of this seems very US-government POV. Any criticisms of missile defense to be inserted? --Martpol, 11:36, 6 Feb 2005

Criticisms are in the National Missile defense page. This is only an outline of the current Agency. Bkkeim2000 (talk) 04:29, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Future of MDA[edit]

  • UAV energy relay systems
  • Hybrid counter-measures (Electronic/Analog)
  • Atmospheric control (Nimbus)
  • Subwavelength gravity collimation (Gravity slingshot effect on energy beams)
  • Encryption and signatures of control systems

Aditya.m4 (talk) 08:38, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Logo Changed[edit]

FYI http://www.mda.mil/about/about.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.238.16.141 (talk) 14:35, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Section "Potential Enemies of the United States"[edit]

Problem I see with this section, it is unclear what a potential enemy is. Is it a country which has the means of attacking the United States? Or is it a country which also has the inclination to do so?

It is easy to talk about who has the means to attack the US. Obviously a number of so-called "rogue states" have this ability; so too do some US allies like the UK or France; so do some other states whose intentions are somewhere more in the middle (e.g. China, Russia).

But, to ask who might have the inclination to attack the US, is really a lot of crystal-ballgazing. Even countries which have poor relations with the US (e.g. Iran or North Korea), it is unclear whether they would actually be sufficiently foolhardy or suicidal to actually launch an attack against the US, even if they have the ability and enmity to do so.

Anyways, I am uncomfortable with this whole section, but to start I have removed the following countries which were unreferenced:

  • Pakistan has Shaheen-III missiles
  • Cuba has a stockpile of missiles that are able to reach the USA.
  • China has nuclear missiles that can easily reach any part of America.
  • India is developing long range nuclear missiles capable of reaching America.

This list was problematic in that it mixed countries openly hostile to the US (e.g. Iran, North Korea) with China which is a competitor but not openly hostile, Pakistan which is officially an ally (even if there are some doubts about what it might be doing unofficially), and India (which nowadays is quite friendly to the US, even if it wasn't always so in the Cold War.) --SJK (talk) 08:06, 12 October 2010 (UTC)