Stuart Koehl Wrote:
Mar 21, 2013 9:54 PM
All I can say (because of what I know) is Chapman is blowing gas out of his nether fundament. It might interest people to know, however, that most of the criticism he directs against missile defense can ALSO be directed against nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile systems, for in all the years since we first deployed such weapons, there has been only one end-to-end test (involving a Polaris A1 submarine-launched ballistic missile) involving a live warhead in an operational reentry vehicle (it worked!). That test was just as sterile and artificial as the missile defense tests that Chapman condemns, but it was good enough to base sixty years of deterrence on it.