New US missile defense review on way

February 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.

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