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ABM

Abbreviation for:
activity-based management, see there (Medspeak-UK)
acute bacterial meningitis
adjusted body mass
alveolar basement membrane
autobiographical memory
autologous bone marrow
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Perhaps the most extreme case was President Nixon's instruction to his staff to revoke federal research funds to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology because of his annoyance with MIT President Jerome Wiesner's opposition to the antiballistic missile program.
An Antiballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, signed in 1972, prohibited either side from protecting itself with a missile shield.
Bush insisted on junking the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty, a cornerstone of nuclear arms control, to build an American missile shield; Putin said the move would trigger a new nuclear arms race.
At the same time, an estimated 100 demonstrations were taking place in 19 countries across the world to protest against President George Bush's plans for a new antiballistic missile treaty.
This interview with 74-year-old inventor and entrepreneur Paul Baran sheds light on the origins of the Internet as well as some of the political/technical considerations that went into antiballistic missile defense at the height of the Cold War.
Worse still, they make it more difficult for the United States and especially Russia to agree on NMD and the future of the Antiballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty.
Peace: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld threw down the gauntlet when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty is "ancient history;" all but declaring his attention to destroy it.
The program threatens to scuttle the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, does not work (as the July 2000 test again demonstrated), and will cost, according to CBO estimates, between $60 billion for a modest system and $240 billion for a more robust version.
First, he acknowledged that the rise of rogue states constituted a new threat as defined in the Antiballistic Missile Treaty and needed to be taken into consideration.
deployment of a strategic antiballistic missile (ABM) system as part of a NMD.
The US$7bn deal with the US to purchase the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAD) antiballistic missile systems expected to be finalised in mid-2011 would mark America's first overseas sale of the system, and underscores Washington's efforts to build up a sufficient regional military deterrent that could contain an increasingly assertive Iran.