Hicks breaks bureaucratic logjam, taps Air Force to lead homeland cruise missile defense

By Jason Sherman / August 1, 2022 at 3:35 PM
(Editor's note: This story was updated on Aug. 2 to note Hicks assigned the Air Force acquisition responsibility for a homeland cruise missile defense.) Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has assigned the Air Force responsibility for acquiring a capability to defend the homeland against cruise missiles, setting the stage for a potential multibillion-dollar project and breaking a long-running bureaucratic logjam that in recent years had the Missile Defense Agency lobbying for the role. Last week, Hicks signed a memo codifying...

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