The scientific and technological questions underlying national missile defense have been a core concern of the Institute since its founding. Over the years, the Marshall Institute has examined the scientific and technical feasibility of missile defense systems as well as documenting the growing sophistication of ballistic and cruise missile threats.

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Heinrichs Testimony Iran Noncompliance

Congressional Testimony: Iran’s Noncompliance With Its International Atomic Energy Agency Obligations

Statement of Ms. Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Fellow, George C. Marshall Institute “Iran’s Noncompliance with Its International Atomic Energy Agency Obligations” House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on The Middle East and North Africa Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:00 p.m. — 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Deutch, members of the committee, thank you […]


After You, Mr. Putin

Less than three years after President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others mocked Mitt Romney for calling Russia the greatest geostrategic threat facing the United States, U.S. and NATO leaders have declared Putin’s Russia just that — a major threat to Europe and beyond. General Philip Breedlove, the commander of NATO forces in Europe, said recently […]

NATO’s Nuclear Nightmare over Ukraine

While experts and analysts proffer suggestions for how the U.S. should respond to Putin’s intractable assault on Ukraine, like this recent excellent piece by Tom Nichols in RCD or by this Brookings report (not exactly authored by hawks), some still wonder why Moscow’s actions have anything to do with the U.S. in the first place. […]


Ambassador Robert Joseph: A Perspective on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

The George C. Marshall Institute is pleased to feature the remarks made by Ambassador Robert Joseph to the Exchange Monitor’s Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit on February 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.1 The Marshall Institute is grateful to Ambassador Joseph for his permission to publish his remarks here. Almost from the day of the first use […]

What We Are Reading

Russian plans building a dozen new guide missile destoyer and then a supercarrier

Russia’s new destroyers are entering the design stages in 2015. The lead ship, the chief military purpose of which is to establish supremacy on the open sea, will become operative no sooner than 2025. It is presumed that the destroyer will be equipped with the Caliber cruise missile system and the Prometheus ZRK (anti-aircraft surface-to-air missile system).

Controversies surrounding China’s missile system procurement bid in Turkey

As the headline “Missile sale to Turkey confirmed” swept across the internet last week, the possibility of China providing Turkey with a missile defense system has once again become the topic of heated discussion. Nonetheless, one day after the abovementioned news piece was published, the manufacturer of China’s renowned FD-2000 air defence missile system denied such claims that it was commencing work with Turkey on a missile defence system.

U.S.: China failed to hit target in antisatellite test

A U.S. admiral said Tuesday that China conducted an antisatellite missile test that failed to hit a designated target in July 2014. At a press conference at the Defense Department on Tuesday, Adm. Cecil Haney, who heads the U.S. Strategic Command, said the missile launch was similar to a test launch in January 2007, the only difference being that it missed its satellite target.

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