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National Missile Defence and the Politics of US IdentityA Poststructural Critique$
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Natalie Bormann

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074707

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.001.0001

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Introduction: national missile defence (NMD) and IR

Introduction: national missile defence (NMD) and IR

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(p.1) Introduction: national missile defence (NMD) and IR
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National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity
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Natalie Bormann

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the National Missile Defence (NMD) Act of 1999, which established in law the policies of sending a missile defence system as soon as it was technologically possible; addresses the questions of identity and how one should make sense of the NMD; and introduces international relations. It then looks at the link between national identity and foreign policy, before the chapter ends with an outline of the following chapters.

Keywords:   National Missile Defence, missile defence system, questions of identity, international relations, national identity, foreign policy

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