Missile Defense Agency Director Outlines Priorities, Threats

March 8, 2018

Department of Defense:

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2018 β€” The United States is able to defend against current threats from ballistic missiles, but increased capabilities are needed to address emerging risks, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said here yesterday.

β€œThe enemy continues to test at a very rapid pace; they continue to learn, and we should all be very cognizant of that,” Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves said at the ninth annual McAleese/Credit Suisse Defense Programs conference here.

“Within the Missile Defense Agency, the first priority we’ve got is to continue focusing on increasing system reliability and warfighting confidence,” he told the forum. Other priorities, Greaves said, include increasing engagement capacity and capability, and addressing advanced threats.

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