US Deploys THAAD in Israel in Joint Drills

US Deploys THAAD in Israel in Joint Drills

On March 4, the United States announced the temporary deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Israel for the first time to conduct deployment readiness exercises….

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…

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Rethinking the push for program transfer When the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was created in 2002, the expectation was that it would initially develop missile defense systems but then transfer…

China & South Korea End THAAD Dispute

China & South Korea End THAAD Dispute

On October 31, Seoul and Beijing agreed to end a year-long dispute over the deployment of a U.S. THAAD battery in South Korea. Following South Korea’s decision to deploy the…

THAAD Battery in South Korea Completes Setup

THAAD Battery in South Korea Completes Setup

On October 22, U.S. and South Korea (ROK) forces worked overnight to complete the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) battery deployment in Seongju, located 300 km south of Seoul….