Center for Defense Information/Related Articles
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- Think tank : An organization that presents ideas as expert analysis, the level of objectivity of which varies with the institution, but with an implication of at least some intellectual independence.
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
World Security Institute
- Bruce Blair : Add brief definition or description
- Andrew Portocarrero : Add brief definition or description
- Philip Coyle : Nominee for Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Senior Adviser to the Center for Defense Information; previously Assistant Secretary of Defense and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for military programs; deputy associate director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Winslow Wheeler : Add brief definition or description
Areas of focus
- Arms trade : Add brief definition or description
- Child soldiers : Add brief definition or description
- Ballistic missile defense : A combination of sensors, command and control systems, and missile/warhead kill mechanisms that protect a region, or, in the case of the U.S., theaters of operations as well as the nation proper.
- Cruise missile defense : A set of techniques for detecting, tracking, and neutralizing cruise missiles and their launching platforms. The techniques involved include sensors, and both kinetic and nonkinetic mechanisms for disrupting the missiles and their launchers.
- Nonproliferation : An aspect of arms control that focuses on the dissemination of technology and materials from nations acknowledged to have them, to those national and non-national actors who do not.
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Conventional weapon : Add brief definition or description
- Small arms : A firearm, for sporting or military use, intended to be carried and operated by a single person
- Military uses of space : Add brief definition or description
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.