Test program to defend against North Korean ICBMs on 'strategic pause'

By Jason Sherman / January 31, 2020 at 11:31 AM
The Defense Department has imposed a "strategic pause" on Ground-based Midcourse Defense testing -- assessments used to bolster confidence in the system designed to protect the United States from a North Korean attack -- in an apparent consequence of the August decision to terminate the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program. The Pentagon Director of Operational Test and Evaluation Robert Behler disclosed the development in his annual report to Congress and the defense secretary on select major weapon system programs. "The planned...

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