This anthology is the second joint publication by ‘The New Role of Military Forces’, a research network within the framework of the Nordic Security Policy Research Program funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and
the Nordic Ministries of Defence. The authors met in Copenhagen under the auspices of the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) to discuss the issue of missile defence and to organize this publication, and we
should like to use this opportunity to convey our most sincere gratitude to the discussants who not only gave us their valuable time but also provided
us with constructive comments. Our gratitude extends also to Terry Terriff, who served as our external reviewer subsequent to the authors’ conference. He was not the only one to serve in this capacity: three anonymous
reviewers of Frank Cass thoroughly reviewed the chapters and provided written comments. We are grateful for all the constructive input. Finally, our warm thanks to Stine Lehmann Larsen and Mia Lund Rasmussen on whose organizational and analytical skill the research network depended.