With 'domestic sanctuary' era ending, DOD preparing for homeland air defense

By Jason Sherman / November 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM
The growing proliferation of weapons with global reach is prompting Pentagon leaders to launch a study on the need for a robust domestic air defense capability to protect the entire nation -- which, since the advent of flight more than a century ago, has relied in part on two vast oceans as a buffer against adversaries attacking American citizens and soil with low-flying aircraft and missiles. On Oct. 31, Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top weapons technology official, tapped the Defense...

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