‘Obama is Getting Missile Defense Right in Europe,’ Ohio Wesleyan Professor Says

Sean Kay

Ohio Wesleyan University professor Sean Kay, Ph.D., states in The Huffington Post that ballistic missile defense “was never a very good idea.”

Kay, author of “Global Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace,” says “the science and technology are either non-existent or easily overwhelmed by decoys and other tactics aligned with incoming missiles while trying to ‘shoot a bullet with a bullet.’ ”

He also notes that ballistic missile defense “provides incentives for adversaries to build more missiles, does not address cruise missiles, and is useless against terrorist methods employing weapons of mass destruction.”

Kay supports President Obama’s  shift from ballistic missile defense in Poland and the Czech Republic, replacing it with “a limited, but more effective, system that focuses on actual emerging threats and existing technology.”

Read Kay’s complete commentary, “Obama is Getting Missile Defense Right in Europe.”


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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