What to Look for in the FY 2021 Defense Budget Request

What to Look for in the FY 2021 Defense Budget Request

The Trump administration released its FY 2021 defense budget request on February 10, 2020. The request marks the final budget submitted under the era of the discretionary spending limits imposed…

Trump’s Blind Spot

Trump’s Blind Spot

New missile defense plans depend upon the success or failure of one thing: a new layer of space-based sensors. At the January release of his administration’s new missile defense policy…

Act Now to Advance Air and Missile Defense

Act Now to Advance Air and Missile Defense

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan has warned that the U.S. has come to take military superiority for granted, as a kind of birthright. Perhaps no aspect of military superiority…

Distributed Deterrence: The Continuing Utility of ICBMs

Distributed Deterrence: The Continuing Utility of ICBMs

Like its three predecessors, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review reaffirmed the need for the nuclear triad of bombers, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Now comes the hard part….

The 2019 Missile Defense Review: A Good Start

The 2019 Missile Defense Review: A Good Start

The Trump administration has today released its long-awaited Missile Defense Review (MDR). Initiated pursuant to both congressional and presidential direction, the report represents an attempt to adapt U.S. missile defense…