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Strategic deception: Rhetoric, science, and politics in missile defense advocacy

Mitchell, Gordon R (2000) Strategic deception: Rhetoric, science, and politics in missile defense advocacy. Michigan State University Press, East Lansing. ISBN 0870135570

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Mitchell, Gordon Rgordonm@pitt.eduGORDONM
Date: 2000
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Place of Publication: East Lansing
Number of Pages: 390
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Clinical and Translational Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0870135570
Additional Information: Contents: 1. Missile defense advocacy in rhetorical and historical perspective. History of U.S. ballistic missile defense ; Critical approach. -- 2. Star wars and the quest for an elusive "leakproof" missile shield. The x-ray laser and Reagan's MAD escape ; Desert tests and Teller's zest ; Brilliant bluff or dangerous delusion? -- 3. Placebo defense: the rhetoric of Patriot missile accuracy in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Patriot's rhetorical role as "scudbusting" hero ; Postwar controversy over Patriot accuracy ; A tough placebo to swallow. -- 4. Whose shoe fits best? Dubious physics and power politics in the TMD footprint controversy. Post-Cold War missile defense and the ABM treat ; Finding the right fit: the debate over THAAD's footprint size ; Sizing up the footprint controversy ; THAAD's "rush to failure": on the road to nowhere? -- 5. Living with the legacy of strategic deception in missile defense advocacy. Common threads and new twists in the legacy of strategic deception ; National missile defense "as soon as technologically possible" ; Future paths. Reviewed in Choice (2001, p. 391); Political Science Quarterly (2001, pp. 479-480); International Journal on World Peace (2001, pp. 77-79); ISIS (2002, pp. 159-161); Southern Communication Journal (2002, pp. 66-68); Quarterly Journal of Speech (2002, pp. 142-145); Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2002, pp. 200-203); Review of Communication (2002, pp. 303-305) and Peace and Change (2003, pp. 468-471).
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