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 and Scoville Fellow Bernadette Stadler’s op-ed in The Hill March 18, 2017 Read More
- Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle quoted in Net Nebraska March 9, 2017 Read More
- Center Contributor Dr. Jim Walsh’s interview in The Cipher Brief March 9, 2017 Read More
- Senior Science Fellow Philip E. Coyle quoted in Foxtrot Alpha March 7, 2017 Read More
- Senior Science Fellow Philip E. Coyle Quoted in LA Times February 26, 2017 Read More
- 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