When searching for information on this topic, potentially useful keywords to use include :
- missile defence
- anti-ballistic missile (ABM)
- intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
- theatre or tactical ballistic missile (TBM)
This LibGuide is intended to provide a few starting points to assist you with your research on issues related to missile defence, in particular in the NATO context.
Good places to start your research include :
- the NATO Missile defence Topic page
- NATO Communications and Information Agency's Ballistic Missile Defence Programme page
- the NATO news stories on missile defence. Also, on 27 January 2011, NATO’s first ever theatre ballistic missile defence (TBMD) capability has been handed over to NATO’s military commanders.
- an article by the Secretary General, Missile Defense is not a Problem but the Greatest Opportunity (2012)
- on 23 November 2011, the Secretary General made a statement on missile defence.
- the 17 November 2011 NATO news story announced the first live-fire test of the NATO Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence Interim Capability (ALTBMD): NATO’s Missile Defence – the first live-fire test
- on 5 October 2011, an Announcement on missile defence cooperation was made by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
- An article offering a good overview about the Alliance's project of a missile defence system, published by the Center for Security Studies in Zürich in December 2010
- We also invite you to read what Robert Bell (Secretary of Defense Representative, Europe and Defense Advisor to the U.S. Mission to NATO) said in a conference The Why, What, and How of Missile Defense at NATO on 17 March 2011 in Brussels:
"Today, I'd like to cover a few areas where I think missile defense and NATO intersect:
- First, the threat environment: Why missile defense is so important. And why our Allies agree that NATO needs missile defense.
- Second, the momentous decisions taken at NATO's Lisbon Summit. And, more specifically, what President Obama and 27 other NATO Leaders agreed there.
- And third, how we are moving forward with missile defense at NATO, and with Russia."
In addition to sources found on the internet (e.g. websites, news & blogs, reports, etc.), a select number of articles and books available from the NATO Multimedia Library have been included in this guide. These sources of information are by no means a comprehensive collection. The selection criteria was based on the sources' currency and relevancy to this topic.
Furthermore, quick search boxes for online databases subscribed by the Library (available to staff working at NATO HQ) as well as links to the library catalog are available for you to locate additional resources.