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  • Main Title Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress


  • Author: O'Rourke, Ronald
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Naval Affairs


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2013-09-11


  • English


  • Content Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, and gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Congress's decisions on the Aegis BMD program could significantly affect U.S. BMD capabilities and funding requirements, and the BMD-related industrial base.
  • Physical Description: 77 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Weapons systems
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Cruisers
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Warships
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Destroyers
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense economics
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense budgets
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Navy -- U.S.

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

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  • Report


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  • CRS Report Number: RL33745
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL33745_2013Sep11
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc228057