The Iron Dome system is capable and combat proven, but it does not match the U.S. Army’s needs. After several years of experimenting, it's time to move on.
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On March 24, the CSIS Missile Defense Project and the Ronald Reagan Institute hosted a daylong conference on the past and future of missile defense.
CSIS hosted a conversation with Dr. William Inboden on his recent book examining how Reagan's White House waged the Cold War.
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.
North America Is a Region, Too: An Integrated, Phased, and Affordable Approach to Air and Missile Defense for the Homeland
This report explores the strategic significance of air and missile defense for the homeland and develops and costs a defense architecture.