New US missile defense review on wayFebruary 13, 2018
The Asia Times:
The Pentagon has released a 2018 National Defense Strategy and a Nuclear Posture Review in recent weeks, signaling far-reaching shifts in US strategic planning.
Now, the Defense Department is preparing to issue another key document — a Ballistic Missile Defense Review — in the next several days.
Given the current crisis over North Korea’s nuclear missile program, the upcoming anti-missile defense assessment could have the most short-term impact on US defense posture.
Reports say the review is expected to call for a major expansion of missile interceptor sites in Alaska, which currently form the bulwark against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile attack against the US mainland.