Missile defence information resources
The Canadian Peace Alliance has found these internet resources on missile defence particularly useful. We hope you do too. Please send us an e-mail if find important sources of missile defence information that may be missing.
Ballistic Military Defense Organization. The agency of the US government that is responsible for implementing the missile defence program outline the national missile defence program.
Bombs Away! An activist site designed especially for younger Canadians opposed to missile defence.
Canadian Peace Alliance. Brief to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, May 2000.
Canadian Peace Alliance. Answers to common questions about missile defence.
Centre for Defense Information. Information on missile defence from an independent Washington-based think-tank.
Centre for Defence and International Security Studies. This UK-based research centre offers useful technical information about missile defence technologies.
Department of National Defence. This briefing note outlines the nature of Canadas current involvement in missile defence-related research and suggests some conditions that would have to be in place for the government to take an official decision (modified April 2001).
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. This briefing note outlines Canadas official non-position on the US missile defence program. It is updated regularly.
Federation of American Scientists. National Missile Defence page offers information on the status of various NMD technologies as well as major US government position statements and report.
George Bush. His landmark speech of May 1 2001, outlining his vision for missile defence, to be precise. Straight from the horses mouth.
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. Its not pretty, but the site comprehensively covers the latest news and announces anti-NMD activities around the world.
Network of Opposition to Star Wars (NOOS). NOOS is a new network of individuals and organisations that are opposed to Canadas participation in National Missile Defence. Though the site is still in early stages, it promises to be a hub of Canadian activism.
Project Ploughshares. Their Ballistic Missile Defence page offers useful analysis and an excellent set of links, especially to Canadian and US government sources and Canadian media coverage.
Rumsfeld Commission Report. Actually the Executive Summary to the Report of the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States. Provides a hardline US perspective on current missile threats to the US and a rationale for the missile defence program. Rumsfeld is now the US Secretary of Defense.
Stop Star Wars. Greenpeaces Stop Star Wars campaign has gathered together lots of background information focusing on an activist position against missile defence as well as information on Greenpeaces direct actions against the program.
The Missile Defence Debate: Guiding Canadas Role. The Liu Centre is where former Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy went after he left the government and this report was one of his first projects. Its seeks to identify policy alternatives to missile defence and actions that the Government of Canada and activists can take to promote these alternatives.
Toronto Disarmament Network. The TDN's sign-on letter on NMD for Toronto groups with back-ground information and a list of actions could be adapted for other communities.
Union of Concerned Scientists. Executive summary of report "Countermeasures: A Technical Evaluation of the Operational Effectiveness of the Planned US National Missile Defence System," prepared in collaboration with MIT. Link to the entire report also available on the page.
Vision for 2020. The infamous US Space Command document (its a pdf file, so you must have an Adobe Acrobat reader to read it) that outlines the relationship between national missile defence and the militarisation of outer space. Also check out their Long Range Plan, published one year later.