ROGUE STATES WILL TARGET THE USA WITH MISSILES CARRYING WMD
"ROGUE STATES" WILL TARGET USA WITH MISSILE DELIVERED WMD
David Warren February 22, 2001 The Ottawa Citizen SECTION: NEWS, Pg. A18 HEADLINE: Up with your missile shield //VT2002acsln
First, there is no question that certain "rogue states," including but not only Iraq and North Korea, have been, are, and will be developing missile-delivered weapons of mass destruction; and that they intend to target the United States, their most deadly common enemy. More to the point, China has, and is quickly improving, a most impressive capacity for missile attack on North America. And Russia continues to maintain just such a capacity.
To speak about international politics without knowing and acknowledging these basic facts is to speak without responsibility.
"ROGUE" NATIONS POSE SIGNIFICANT MISSILE THREATS
Linda Seebach DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS September 12, 1999, Pg. 2B HEADLINE: U.S. NEEDS MISSILE DEFENSE BEFORE ROGUE STATES ATTACK // ln-10/99-acs
And what countries might those be? On Thursday, the CIA released a summary of a 1998 classified intelligence report on ballistic missiles. According to the Associated Press, the agency said North Korea was most likely to have long- range missiles by 2015, that Iran probably would and Iraq possibly.
IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS THE USA WILL FACE MISSILE THREATS FROM RUSSIA, CHINA, NORTH KOREA, IRAN AND IRAQ
Baker Spring, Research Fellow in National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation, 2001, Defending America from Missile Attackhttp://www.heritage.org/mandate/priorities/chap9.html //VT2002acsln
We project that during the next 15 years the United States most likely will face ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile] threats from Russia, China, and North Korea, probably from Iran, and possibly from Iraq.2
CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO SO-CALLED "ROGUE" STATES MUST BE OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY IF WE WANT TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES
BILL WHITE; former deputy secretary of energy, The Houston Chronicle, October 17, 1999, SECTION: OUTLOOK; Pg. 1 HEADLINE: Nuclear Testing; Five actions we can take to counter global arms danger // ln-10-29-99-acs
Controlling the spread of nuclear weapons should be our highest national-security priority. Let's face it, military intervention in Kuwait served important international economic and humanitarian interests, but the aggressors did not threaten the lives of Americans. In contrast, Americans would be threatened if Saddam Hussein or the next renegade despot could send a nuclear device into New York City on a fishing boat. That kind of attack could do more damage to Americans in one hour than the Chinese and Russian conventional armies together could do in one year.
SO-CALLED "ROGUE" STATES MISSILES PROVIDE THEM WITH AN EASY WAY TO FIGHT AN ASYMMETRIC WAR
Ben Sheppard, Jane's Sentinel editor, The study of ballistic
missile proliferation formed part of his MSc in Strategic Studies. Jane's Intelligence Review October 1, 1999 HEADLINE: Ballistic missile proliferation: a flight of fantasy or fear? // ln-10/99-acs
No one can say for certain what implications the emerging missile threat to Western Europe and North America will have on regional and global stability. What can be said is that developing countries are procuring long-range ballistic missiles that could reach the heart of the West and could thus provide rogue states with a highly effective means of waging asymmetric war.
CHINA HAS PROMOTED MISSILE PROGRAMS IN PAKISTAN, INDIA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, AND LIBYA
Jane's Missiles And Rockets March 1, 2001 HEADLINE: Iraq has rebuilt critical missile plants, says CIA //VT2002acsln
[CIA Dir, Tenet] "Chinese missile-related technical assistance to foreign countries also has been significant over the years. Chinese help has enabled Pakistan to move rapidly toward serial production of solid- propellant missiles. In addition to Pakistan, firms in China provided missile-related items, raw materials, or other help to several countries of proliferation concern, including Iran, North Korea, and Libya."