Secrecy surrounds emerging missile-defense doctrine

By Sebastian Sprenger / April 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM
While defense leaders agree that new thinking is needed to win the increasingly costly global missile-defense race, details of a new shot doctrine, dubbed "left-of-launch," were left out of a public hearing on the issue last week. Questions about the new tack were raised by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) at an April 14 House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee hearing. He was seeking a clarification from U.S. Northern Command head Adm. William Gortney on exactly what the term, popularized in...

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