On January 12, the CSIS Missile Defense Project hosted Lieutenant General L. Neil Thurgood for a conversation on the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) and its portfolio of air defense and long-range strike prototypes.
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Chinese investment in hypersonic weapons highlights the need to reconceptualize the United States’ approach to air and missile defense. This means investing in space-based sensors and the various ways we can disrupt Chinese attack plans, both offensively and defensively.
The 2022 budget request for missile defense and defeat seeks, but does not yet achieve, alignment with the reality of long-term strategic competition.
On November 18, CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute hosted Rear Admiral Tom Druggan for a conversation on Aegis air and missile defense.
Whether based on land, aerostats, aircraft, or in orbit, elevated sensors can supplement targeting capabilities.
We have made important progress with homeland missile defense, but today we risk falling further behind the threat.
The Missile Defense Review sets “the stage for a high-stakes policy debate between those who value missile defense as an enabler of US grand strategy, and those who fear enhanced missile defense may start an arms race with Russia and China,” write Walter Slocombe and Robert Soofer.
On August 17, the CSIS Missile Defense Project welcomed General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, to discuss his approach to rapidly developing and fielding capabilities for the defense of North America.
On June 22, the CSIS Missile Defense Project welcomed back Vice Admiral Jon Hill, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, to speak on the Agency’s FY 2022 programs, priorities, and budgets.
On June 2, Tom Karako spoke with Mike White, Principal Director for Hypersonics in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering OUSD(R&E). The discussion reviewed the programmatic and budgetary implications of both hypersonic strike and defense.