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The Trump White House Seeks an Additional $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Fiscal Year 2018
November 07, 2017

The Trump White House Seeks an Additional $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Fiscal Year 2018

By Ankit Panda
A new budget amendment for the U.S. Department of Defense seeks to up missile defense amid a growing North Korean threat.
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
November 06, 2017

Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches

By Ankit Panda
There are a number of good reasons why Japan has decided it won't shoot down North Korean launches over its territory.

Trump's Overconfidence in US Missile Defense Could Lead to a Deadly War With North Korea
October 17, 2017

Trump's Overconfidence in US Missile Defense Could Lead to a Deadly War With North Korea

By Ankit Panda and Vipin Narang
A belief that missile defense works when it doesn't can lead to a devastating war.

Time to Consider ‘Active Deterrence’ of North Korea
September 05, 2017

Time to Consider ‘Active Deterrence’ of North Korea

By Aurelia George Mulgan
Active deterrence could be deployed against North Korea’s ballistic missile tests under specific conditions.

US Successfully Tests SM-6 Missile Interceptor in Pacific
August 30, 2017

US Successfully Tests SM-6 Missile Interceptor in Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Days after North Korea launched an IRBM, the United States successfully conducted a complex test of the U.S. Navy’s latest missile interceptor.
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
August 08, 2017

Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade

By Eric Gomez
At a recent parade, the People's Liberation Army showed off new long-range ballistic missiles.

Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
June 23, 2017

Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test

By Ankit Panda
The SM-3 Block IIA saw its first successful intercept in February 2017.
Try As It Might, Ballistic Missile Defense Won't Solve the United States' North Korea Problem
June 06, 2017

Try As It Might, Ballistic Missile Defense Won't Solve the United States' North Korea Problem

By Eric Gomez
Americans should not breathe easy just because of one successful ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system test.

The US Goldilocks Challenge in the Asia-Pacific
June 02, 2017

The US Goldilocks Challenge in the Asia-Pacific

By Adam Greer and Daniel H. Katz
How can the Trump administration strike the right balance of assurance, deterrence, and reassurance?

US, Japan, ROK Hold Joint Missile Drill
March 15, 2017

US, Japan, ROK Hold Joint Missile Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Warships from the three countries are holding a trilateral missile warning informational link exercise this week.

Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill
January 24, 2017

Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The naval exercise staged to counter North Korean missile threats concluded on Sunday.
Making Missile Defense Work for Japan
October 14, 2016

Making Missile Defense Work for Japan

By Ben Rimland
Ballistic missile defense can work for Japan, but it must be placed in context.

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