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By Natalie Bormann

Why undertake a poststructural lens for the studying of the army technique of nationwide missile defence (NMD)? without doubt, whilst considering an assault on US territory through intercontinental ballistic missiles, consulting Michel Foucault and demanding diplomacy idea students would possibly not appear the most obvious path to take.

The solution to this lies in one other query: why has there been loads curiosity and non-stop funding in NMD deployment whilst there's such ambiguity surrounding the prestige of chance to which it responds, controversy over its technological feasibility and crisis approximately its fee? Posed during this demeanour, the query can't be spoke back by itself phrases the phrases given in reputable debts of NMD that justify the system's importance at the foundation of strategic feasibility stories and standard chance predictions guided by way of worst-case eventualities. as a substitute, this publication argues that the personal tastes resulting in NMD deployment needs to be understood as enjoyable requisites past strategic ways and matters. In turning in the direction of the interpretative modes of inquiry supplied via serious social thought and poststructuralism, this booklet contests the traditional knowledge approximately NMD and indicates studying the method by way of US identity.

Presented as an research of discourses on threats to nationwide protection, round which the necessity for NMD deployment is predominantly framed, this ebook is an attempt to permit the 2 fields of severe diplomacy thought and US international coverage converse on to one another. It seeks to take action via displaying how the idea that of id may be harnessed to an research of a latest military-strategic practice.

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