Japan’s Missile Defense Policies and Programs

In this Policy Outlook, Marshall Institute Research Assistant Karen Montague traces the emergence and maturation of Japan’s interest in ballistic missile defense. ¬†Montague’s piece documents the depth of the U.S.-Japan partnership to co-develop sea-based defenses as well as Japanese purchases of other elements of the U.S. defensive architecture.

The piece is the second in a series of country specific looks at foreign interest in missile defense. ¬†Montague had previously published an assessment of South Korea’s BMD programs and policies.

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