When Allies Get Nervous

When Allies Get Nervous

In a nuclear world, nuclear weapons are needed to deter major attacks, but who should possess these instruments of deterrence? Today the challenge of keeping nonnuclear states from going nuclear may be growing, perhaps nowhere quite as much as in northeast Asia…

Missile Defense Agency Completes 44th GBI in Alaska

Missile Defense Agency Completes 44th GBI in Alaska

On November 2, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) finished installing the 44th Ground-based Interceptor (GBI) at the Missile Defense Complex at Fort Greely, Alaska, completing the deployment of 14…

North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test

North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test

On Saturday, August 26, North Korea launched three short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) from Kittaeryong, in its southeast Kangwon province. Initial reports from South Korea stated that a Multiple Launch Rocket…

North Korea Conducts 2nd ICBM Test

North Korea Conducts 2nd ICBM Test

On July 28, North Korea carried out a second flight test of its Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile.  According the North Korean news sources, the missile flew on lofted trajectory to…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to boost military capability and signal resolve, as indicated by the deployment of THAAD to South Korea…