Articles Tagged: North Korea

U.S. Foreign Policy Is Overdue For Some Realism

According to a news report, Department of Defense officials admitted the United States might not be prepared to fight a sustained military conflict with Russia.  This is not the first time in recent weeks Pentagon officials have raised flags about the Russia threat and the U.S. lack of preparedness to deal with it. Last month incoming […]

Affirming Extended Deterrence

Sixty-­‐nine years ago, Bernard Brodie published his famous precept about the consequences of the atomic bomb: “Thus far the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars.  From now on its chief purpose must be to avert them. It can have almost no other useful purpose.”1 Brodie was well ahead of his […]

Congress must defend Defense’s budget request

Whatever tack it takes, Congress should reject any conditions President Obama may try to put on signing a defense bill into law that fully funds the very budget that the Pentagon says it needs and that he approved before it was sent to the Hill. The Pentagon’s budget request was sent to Congress on Monday […]

A renewed call for homeland missile defense: guest opinion

A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into its missile silo during an mplacement at the Missile Defense Complex at Fort Greely, Alaska. (Contributed photo/SMDC) Editor’s Note: The missile system described below was developed by the Missile Defense Agency headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., but much of the research and development occurred at Redstone Arsenal in […]

Missile defense is not optional

This summer marked the ninth occasion on which hit-to-kill missile defense technology proved its worth. The GMD interceptor (which stands for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense) destroyed a target ballistic missile above the earth’s atmosphere in June. This demonstrated once again that hit-to-kill technology works against ballistic missiles and is worth the investment. Building a strong missile […]

A Review of South Korean Missile Defense Programs

In A Review of South Korean Missile Defense Programs, Marshall Institute Research Assistant Karen Montague reviews South Korea’s missile defense policies and programs.  South Korea has moved slowly, and steadily, towards the construction of a missile defense focused on short-range attacks from North Korea.  U.S. missile defense systems form the core of South Korea’s defense, although […]

New Weapons in the Hands of Dangerous Regimes

Institute Advisor Dan Gallington published the following op-ed at US News – http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2014/02/14/keeping-an-eye-on-new-weapons-in-north-korea-and-iran   Like a few others in my generation who were gluttons for punishment, I spent a lot of the 1980s in negotiations with the former Soviet Union over the future of strategic weapons – specifically, strategic defensive weaponry and its associated research, development […]

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