Articles Tagged: Howard Kleinberg

Aegis Missile Defense: A Proven Capability

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system took another significant step forward with the latest successful test of its tracking and interception capabilities, following on a long and highly successful series to date. Indeed, this test achieved two hitherto-untried operational milestones: simultaneously engaging multiple ballistic missiles, while also giving a close ally, Japan, an opportunity to participate to verify one […]

The Cruise Missile Challenge: Designing a Defense Against Asymmetric Threats

Terrorism, rogue states, and the prospect of renewed state-to-state competition comprise the security environment facing the United States and will define that environment for the foreseeable future. Potential competitors and adversaries are turning to asymmetric strategies in an effort to alter the strategic balance of power which otherwise favors the United States. Such strategies seek to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities […]

New AEGIS BMD Test Abort Likely Due to ‘Pilot Error’

The latest test of the U.S. AEGIS BMD, intended to simultaneously engage both ballistic and airborne anti-ship targets, was aborted on December 6 when the anti-ballistic missile element of the test failed to launch. The anti-aircraft missile was armed and ready to go, but the test was aborted, since the purpose of the test was […]

Missile Defense Importance Cited in New National Security Strategy Document

The new National Security Strategy of the United States of America, released in mid-March of 2006, confirms the continuing and expanding role that Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) plays in America’s national security. The document explicitly cites BMD as part of its ongoing efforts to protect the nation and its citizens: “The United States has begun fielding ballistic missile defenses […]

Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) of 2006: The Impact of Missile Defense

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) released by the Department of Defense (DoD) on February 6, 2006, “sets out where the Department of Defense currently is and the direction [that the Department’s senior leadership] believe it needs to go in fulfilling our responsibilities to the American people.” The 100-page document is the culmination of a long process involving many people and […]

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