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…

Pentagon Shifts Funds from ICBMs to Border Wall

Pentagon Shifts Funds from ICBMs to Border Wall

On May 12, The Washington Post reported that it had obtained a Defense Department document outlining the Pentagon’s plan to shift $1.5 billion originally designed for military projects such as…

US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

On March 18, the U.S. Army released its FY2020 budget proposal which laid out plans for the development of three new missile programs. These include the land-based “Long Range Hypersonic…

Army Tests IBCS Network

Army Tests IBCS Network

The U.S. Army carried out a Soldier Checkout Event, dubbed SCOE 4.0, in which Army personnel employed the in-development Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). The…

Distributed Defense: New Operational Concepts for Air and Missile Defense

Distributed Defense: New Operational Concepts for Air and Missile Defense

Despite the rising salience of missile threats, current air and missile defense forces are far too susceptible to suppression. Today’s U.S. air and missile defense (AMD) force lacks the depth, capacity, and operational flexibility to simultaneously perform both missions

More distributed operating concepts needed for US Army air and missile defense

More distributed operating concepts needed for US Army air and missile defense

A new challenge faces the joint force: the prospect of conflict with a near-peer adversary who has spent two decades going to school on the U.S. way of war. Potential adversaries have integrated air defenses and precision-strike weapons that can hold forward-based U.S. forces at risk, complicate maneuver and impair freedom of action.