October 30, 2014
Watch John Isaacs discuss the shortfalls of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) anti-ballistic missile system in an interview with WAFF-TV, a Huntsville, Alabama station. Huntsville is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command. Of the GMD, Isaacs says, “Despite many many billions of dollars spent on the program, it’s still not a successful program…The real problem with missile defense is, it is rocket science, it’s not easy. Shorter range systems have been made to work, but it’s a very complex effort to intercept an incoming missile.”
View the video here.
John Isaacs is Senior Fellow of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation where his work focuses on national security issues in Congress, Iraq, missile defense, and nuclear weapons. Isaacs has published articles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Christian Science Monitor, Nuclear Times, Arms Control Today, American Journal of Public Health, and Technology Review.