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Hit to Kill: The New Battle over Shielding America from Missile Attack by Bradley Graham. Public Affairs (http://www.publicaffairsbookscom), 250 West 57th Street, Suite 1321, New York, New York 10107, 2001, 464 pages, $27.50.
The Phantom Defense: America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion by Craig Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman, and Gerald E. Marsh. Praeger Publishers (http://auburnhouse.com/praeger.htm), 88 Post Road West, Westport, Connecticut 06881-5007, 2001, 190 pages, $24.95.
Following World War II, the United States and Soviet Union pursued ballistic missile defense (BMD), an effort America continued after the collapse of its arch rival. Thus far, BMD has generated high hopes and much cost but has delivered little militarily; at the same time, it has created unprecedented criticism. (One positive effect was the role that President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative played in the implosion of the Communist superpower.) The demise of the Soviet Union and the …