Deterrence, Air Defense, and Munitions Production in a New Missile Age
In Depth Analysis, Commentary, and Publications
The Patriot deployment to Ukraine constitutes a strong statement of U.S. commitment to defend Ukraine, but also raises several questions on training and sustainment.
The Biden administration released its unclassified Missile Defense Review today, as part of the National Defense Strategy. As policy guidance to an increasingly broad enterprise, the 2022 MDR represents an opportunity to achieve greater alignment between U.S. air and missile defense efforts and strategic competition with China and Russia.
For much of the past 20 years, a consensus has existed across Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses about fielding national missile defenses to counter unpredictable nuclear-armed regimes like North Korea and, potentially, Iran. Before walking away from this, there are a number of considerations to make that inform the case for sustaining and improving homeland missile defense as North Korean missile threats increase.
Russia's air and missile campaign is likely to backfire, steeling Ukraine’s resolve and prompting greater support from the West.
This report explores the strategic significance of air and missile defense for the homeland and develops and costs a defense architecture.
On July 14, the CSIS Missile Defense Project hosted a full-day conference on U.S. homeland cruise missile defense.
This report provides a fresh assessment of key issues related to boost-phase defense, including the ways missile threats are evolving and broader technological trends.
On June 24, the CSIS Missile Defense Project was pleased to rollout our new report on boost-phase missile defense.