Yesterday, George N. Lewis and Theodore A. Postol addressed the technical deficiencies in the proposed U.S. missile defense system in Europe during a Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists phone press briefing. (Press briefing audio is now available.) Highlights included:
Listen to the press briefing in its entirety:
European Missile Defense Press Briefing: 29 April 2008
George N. Lewis: A physicist, Lewis is associate director of the Peace Studies Program at Cornell University. His expertise is in missile defense technology, the proliferation of ballistic missiles, and nuclear arms control.
Theodore A. Postol: A professor of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT, Postol is a leading authority on missile defense, who previously served as scientific adviser to the Chief of Naval Operations.
To arrange a follow-up interview with either Lewis or Postol, please contact:
312-364-9710 ext. 16
"Why U.S. National Intelligence Estimates Predict that the European Missile Defense System Will Fail: Technological Issues Relevant to Policy,"
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