US, UK, France Launch Joint Missile Strike on Syria

US, UK, France Launch Joint Missile Strike on Syria

On April 13, the United States, United Kingdom, and France launched a joint strike of 105 missiles on Syrian chemical weapons storage and research facilities. The operation came in response…

US Navy Tests Trident II SLBM

US Navy Tests Trident II SLBM

On March 26, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired two unarmed Trident II D5 nuclear missiles. The test, known as Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28, took place off the…

USAF Successfully Test Fires LRASM

USAF Successfully Test Fires LRASM

The U.S. Air Force successfully test fired a production-configuration Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber. The test took place over Point Mugu Sea Range in California,…

DoD Estimates Low-yield SLBM at $48.5 million

DoD Estimates Low-yield SLBM at $48.5 million

The U.S. Department of Defense has requested $22.6 million in FY19, and a total of $48.5 million through FY23, to develop a new low-yield nuclear capability for its Trident submarine-launched…

DoD Report: US Defense Against ICBMs Improved

DoD Report: US Defense Against ICBMs Improved

On January 23, the Department of Defense’s Department of Testing and Evaluation released its annual report, which noted improvements in the U.S. Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. According to 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

False “Inbound Missile” Alerts in Hawaii and Japan

False “Inbound Missile” Alerts in Hawaii and Japan

On January 13, an emergency alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile was broadcast to Hawaii residents and visitors. The message, which was displayed on cell phones and televisions statewide…