Commentary: Leaving the INF Treaty Now Is the Right Call

Commentary: Leaving the INF Treaty Now Is the Right Call

Recent statements by President Trump and National Security Adviser John Bolton indicate the United States may soon withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was…

Russia Nearing Production of New SHORAD System

Russia Nearing Production of New SHORAD System

The Russian news agency TASS has reported that it is preparing for “serial production” of a new mobile short-ranged air defense system, dubbed “Sosna.” TASS notes that the system is…

DPRK to Permit ICAO Inspections

DPRK to Permit ICAO Inspections

North Korea will reportedly admit inspectors from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to conduct in-country inspections to assess measures taken by Pyongyang to improve the safety of commercial aircraft…

The Forthcoming Missile Defense Review

The Forthcoming Missile Defense Review

Later this spring, the Trump administration will release its 2018 Missile Defense Review (MDR), which is expected to better align U.S. missile defense policy with the present security environment. President…

How to Keep US Missile Defense on the Right Track

How to Keep US Missile Defense on the Right Track

Recent budget moves will give the U.S. missile defense effort a major boost in funding over the coming year, likely allowing the purchase of additional Ground Based Interceptor missiles on top of the 44 already deployed for use by the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system against ICBMs headed toward the U.S. homeland.

Iran’s Burgeoning Strategic Forces

Iran’s Burgeoning Strategic Forces

Iran’s missile forces, in tandem with other strategic tools, support a complex national security strategy that both enables the projection of power across the region, and imposes costs on adversaries seeking to directly challenge Iran’s regime.

Why America Must Improve Its Missile Defense Systems

Why America Must Improve Its Missile Defense Systems

President Trump’s recent claim that U.S. ballistic-missile defenses are effective “97 percent of the time” has provoked much discussion about the capabilities of one U.S. defense system in particular: Ground-Based Midcourse Defense.

North Korea’s New ICBM

North Korea’s New ICBM

North Korea conducted a flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that it has designated the Hwasong-14. During the July 3 test, the Hwasong-14 traveled for around 40 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone…

MDA Release: Missile Defense Test Successful

MDA Release: Missile Defense Test Successful

Missle Defense Agency Press Release: May 30, 2017 HOMELAND MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY INTERCEPTS ICBM TARGET The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space…

Army Budget Request Prioritizes SHORAD and FIRES

Army Budget Request Prioritizes SHORAD and FIRES

The U.S. Army FY 2018 budget request has placed added emphasis on the need to expand and modernize its short-range air defenses and long-range precision fires capabilities, saying that this…