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Time to Revive Debate About Space-Based Missile Defense

Marvin Baker Schaffer

Boost phase missile defense is necessary to reliably and cost-effectively defeat the most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile threats, those of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Current intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) defenses do not have the necessary […]

The US Needs a Third Missile Defense Site

Sen. James Inhofe

Ten years ago this month, the United States began to address its vulnerability to limited long-range nuclear missile strikes when the first ground-based interceptor (GBI) became operational at Fort Greely, Alaska. The president and Congress share a joint duty to protect […]

It’s Time to Stop Putin’s Nuclear Arms Buildup

Sen. James Inhofe

Once again, Russian President Putin is flexing his muscles with no serious response from President Obama. Not only did Russia violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, it […]

Three Wise Ways NATO Can Make the World Safer

It will be impossible for the NATO summit to live up to the expectations set for it. But there are steps that NATO can and likely will take beyond strongly-worded proclamations. Here are three capabilities we can reasonably expect NATO leaders to strengthen – and […]

The unsheltering sky

The Economist

Even with new technology, America’s multi-billion-dollar efforts to build a shield against long-range ballistic missiles looks doomed AS TEST flights go, FTG-06b was a dazzling affair. The mission was part of a programme called Ground-based Midcourse Defence (GMD), which is […]