New 'era of missile-centric warfare' has arrived, elevating import of missile-defense systems

By Jason Sherman / December 8, 2023 at 3:47 PM
The conflicts in Ukraine and Israel have ushered in a new "era of missile-centric warfare" and elevated the importance of missile defense systems, demonstrating in real-world events capabilities previously relegated to intelligence forecasts and baked into key policy documents, including the 2022 National Defense Strategy, according to a senior Pentagon official. John Hill, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space and missile defense policy, told a House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee on Dec. 7 that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

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