Since programs were first launched in the 1950’s to build missiles capable of intercepting incoming nuclear weapons, the United States has spent more than $250 billion on missile defense interceptors. No reliably effective anti-missile system to counter intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) has yet been demonstrated.
The Center works to educate the public and members of Congress on the cost and reliability issues of the national missile defense program, differentiating between theater missile defense systems which have a clearer mission and better success rate.
RECENT ANALYSIS ON MISSILE DEFENSE:
- Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle Quoted in USNI News February 17, 2017 Read More
- Center Senior Science Fellow Philip E. Coyle interviewed in The Cipher Brief February 14, 2017 Read More
- 5 Things To Know About National Missile Defense December 15, 2016 Read More
- Congress’ Call to Expand National Missile Defense Marks the Height of Irresponsibility December 2, 2016 Read More
- Major Differences Between House, Senate, & Conference Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Authorization Bills December 1, 2016 Read More
- The U.S. National Missile Defense (NMD) Program September 20, 2016 Read More
- Ask an Expert: Philip Coyle on National Missile Defense September 16, 2016 Read More
- Major Differences Between House and Senate Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Authorization Bills September 12, 2016 Read More
- Summary of Senate Version of Fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill May 23, 2016 Read More
- FY 2017 Defense Budget Request Briefing Book February 13, 2016 Read More