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When searching for information on this topic, potentially useful keywords to use include :

  • missile defence
  • anti-ballistic missile (ABM)
  • intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
  • theatre or tactical ballistic missile (TBM)
  • NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence (NIAMD)
  • NATO Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD)

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In addition to sources found on the internet (e.g. websites, news & blogs, reports, etc.), a select number of articles and books available from the NATO Multimedia Library have been included in this guide. These sources of information are by no means a comprehensive collection. The selection criteria was based on the sources' currency and relevancy to this topic.

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"NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence (NIAMD) is an essential, continuous mission in peacetime, crisis and times of conflict, which safeguards and protects Alliance territory, populations and forces against any air and missile threat and attack. It contributes to deterrence and to indivisible security and freedom of action of the Alliance." (Source: NATO, February 2016)

This LibGuide is intended to provide a few starting points to assist you with your research on issues related to missile defence, in particular in the NATO context.

Good places to start your research include :

A selection of articles: