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steps in this direction, the consensus expressed in this report is the result of a remarkably narrow spread in views in this respect.

Dr. Michael May, Director Emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, directed the study for CISAC. He has been deeply concerned with this topic for many years and has worked on studies touching on different elements of the subject matter treated here under a variety of auspices. The Academy owes him a great debt for his devotion to this project. The committee also wishes to express its profound thanks for the assistance it has received in its work. During the early periods of the study, then CISAC Staff Director Lynn Rusten ably coordinated, modified, and edited the diverse inputs prepared by individual CISAC members. Jo Husbands, the acting CISAC staff officer, has continued this work most successfully. La'Faye Lewis and David Hambric provided administrative support, and Elaine McGarraugh copy edited the manuscript. Some of the supporting material for the study has been prepared by others at the request of the committee. Specifically, George Bing and Roger Speed of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have compiled the targeting and vulnerability data relating to the Soviet Union found in Appendix B, and Paul Chrzanowski of LLNL has provided the quantitative analytical work relevant to targeting optimization found in Appendix C.

The report has the unanimous endorsement of all the members of CISAC. It has been reviewed and approved under the traditional review procedures of the National Academy of Sciences.

Frank Press, President

National Academy of Sciences



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