Destructive Criticism

Senator Coburn’s write up on U.S. homeland missile defense is misleading and unhelpful. Homeland missile defense is a strategic necessity in today’s world. The threat ballistic missile attack from rogue states or the threat of an accidental or inadvertent launch cannot be reliably deterred by threats of offensive retaliation. Investment in building and improving our …

We Know Nothing About North Korea

IAN WILLIAMS To guard against an enigmatic adversary, we cannot afford to leave any tools on the table. The 40-day disappearance of Kim Jong Un had the world caught up in wild speculation. Had he been overthrown? Was his sister now running the country? Did he eat too much cheese? Based on his reemergence in the …

Modeling the Threat

Ian Williams – Even the most ‘in the know’ intelligence analysts would give almost anything for the chance to tour a North Korean ballistic missile launch facility. But thanks to the work of Nathan Hunt and, anyone with an internet connection can take a virtual stroll through one of the most restricted and secretive places on Earth.

A World Gone MAD No Longer

With this unpredictable threat, there is no room for error, nor is there a simple solution for dealing with it. A robust U.S. missile defense system, however, is a key element to help ensure that the U.S. is protected against a limited missile strike in the event that retaliatory deterrents fail. Moreover, missile defenses enhance the overall U.S. deterrence posture by giving its adversaries doubt that they could accomplish their objectives with a ballistic missile strike.