Tue, 20 June 2017
The US conducted a successful test, FTG-15, of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system designed to protect the United States against a ballistic missile launched from North Korea. The Missile Defense Agency takes a victory lap after its first intercept of an ICBM-class target.
Scott joins Jeffrey to discuss what the test proves -- and what it does not.
Links of Note:
Vice Admiral Syring (Director, Missile Defense Agency) made an unclassified written statement linked here.
A Department of Defense statement with video of the intercept event (FTG-15) linked here.
Video of Vice Admiral Syring's testimony before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, FY18 Priorities & Posture of Missile Defeat Programs & Activities.