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…

US Establishes New Missile Defense Command in Japan

US Establishes New Missile Defense Command in Japan

On October 30, a spokesperson for the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed reports that the U.S. has established a new ballistic missile defense command in the country. The site began…

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…

US Missile Defenses Need Better Sensors, and Soon

US Missile Defenses Need Better Sensors, and Soon

Gaps in coverage leave interceptors less-equipped to defeat the threats of tomorrow. No missile defense is better than the sensors that tell the interceptors where to go and what to…

PACOM Commander Calls for More Army/Navy Integration

PACOM Commander Calls for More Army/Navy Integration

On February 21, ADM Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, called for greater integration of joint forces so that Army platforms can target threats identified by Navy radars…

South Korea THAAD Deployment Timeline Announced

According to the chief of United States Forces in Korea, GEN Vincent Brooks, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system will be deployed to South Korea sometime in…