Published in PoliticoPro Click here to read the piece. (paywall.) By Kate Brennan Published in PoliticoPro on December 12, 2012 North Korea’s successful rocket launch Wednesday energized Republican calls in Washington for increased investment in U.S. missile defense.
Research group questions proposed missile site at Fort Drum By Gordon Block The placement of missiles in the East, potentially at Fort Drum, may not do much to help in the nation’s defense and could result in billions of dollars in unnecessary spending, according to a handful of military policy experts with reservations about the […]
Israel developing next missile defense system with Raytheon By Bryan Bender WASHINGTON — Israel’s ability to shoot down hundreds of rockets fired by Hamas militants this past week has been hailed as a breakthrough in missile defense. But, military analysts warn, the real challenge is only beginning. Click here to read the rest of the […]
Navy OKs $1B for missile called flawed by weapons tester By Tony Capaccio Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy approved an Alliant Techsystems Inc. anti-radar missile for full production valued at as much as $1.1 billion, even though the Pentagon’s chief tester says the weapon’s performance flaws “largely negate” its “ability to accomplish […]
“Report Critiques U.S. Missile Defense” By Tom Z. Collina Arms Control Today Arguing that the U.S.-based ballistic missile interceptor system is “very expensive” but has “limited effectiveness” against potential attacks from Iran, a September report by the independent National Research Council recommends replacing the current system with a revamped but largely similar system and […]