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FY 2022 Missile Defense and Defeat Budget Tracker

President Biden signed an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for the rest of FY 2022 on March 15, 2022, which included funding for the Department of Defense. The omnibus bill concludes the FY 2022 budget cycle as the Administration turns to submitting its FY 2023 request. * Passed $1 billion supplemental appropriation as...

China’s Hypersonic Future

China maintains the largest and most diverse missile arsenal in the world. Since the end of the Cold War, Beijing has rapidly modernized its missile force, growing from a small arsenal of cumbersome, inaccurate ballistic missiles into a formidable force of precision-guided ballistic and cruise missiles, loitering munitions, and—most recently—hypersonic weapons. China’s deployment of hypersonic...

Missile Defense Is Compatible With Arms Control

What will it take for Russia and the United States to make progress on arms control? In announcing the Biden administration’s intent to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) for another five years, Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin offered a hint. He noted that the next negotiation must include all of Russian and American nuclear...

Adapting to the Hypersonic Era

Just as the world mitigated the most destabilizing aspects of systems like the strategic bomber and the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the United States can blunt some of the risks posed by aerial hypersonic weapons.