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Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Potential – Contents

A Joint Threat Assessment by U.S. and Russian Technical Experts
May 2009

Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Potential

Foreword

1. Introduction
Iran’s nuclear program
Ballistic missile defense and the threat from Iran
This report

2. The Iranian Nuclear Program
The possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program
General assessment of the Iranian Nuclear Program
The path to a bomb
Conclusions on the Iranian Nuclear Program
Recommendations

3. Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program
Technical details of Iran’s Ballistic Missiles
The Iranian space program and its implications for ballistic missile development
Prospects for ballistic missile development in Iran: major technological obstacles and barriers
Ballistic missiles with existing technologies
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)and the Iranian Ballistic Missile program
The North Korean test and its implications for Iran
Conclusions

4. Defense against Iranian Ballistic Missiles
The U.S.-European Integrated Missile Defense
The challenges of ballistic missile defense
Countermeasures
Attacks with more than one or two missiles
Defending both Europe and the United States
Target discrimination
Russian Concerns about the European Missile Defense System
Conclusion

5. Conclusions and Recommendations
The Iranian Programs
U.S.-Russian relations
Recommendations




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