Looks at America's capacity to protect itself against incoming ballistic missiles focusing on the national missile defense program during the 1990s.
Washington Post reporter Graham traces the birth, demise, and resurrection of the notion that the US can and should be protected by an umbrella of missile-slaying missiles. He looks at the threat, policy and politics, diplomacy and technology, and how the decision will be made. He explains acronyms and other jargon, and profiles major players. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)