July 26, 2017 What a North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat Means for the U.S. Missile Defense System
In an attempt to hold the U.S. homeland and our allies in the Pacific hostage, North Korea – a highly reclusive and rogue state – is continuing to make rapid advances in ballistic missile and nuclear technology.
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Heritage Foundation
Followed by a Discussion with
In an attempt to hold the U.S. homeland and our allies in the Pacific hostage, North Korea – a highly reclusive and rogue state – is continuing to make rapid advances in ballistic missile and nuclear technology. In its July ballistic missile test, North Korea demonstrated the intercontinental range of Kim Jong Un’s new arsenal. It is more important than ever that U.S. missile defenses stay ahead of the growing threat. The United States currently fields an array of sensors that span land, sea, and space and its sea-based and ground-based interceptors offer limited protection against first generation ballistic missile threats. Importantly, this missile defense system is the ONLY thing that can defend our country once a missile has been launched.
How will the United States stay ahead of the threat from North Korea? What options will Congress champion to fully modernize and evolve U.S. missile defense? Please join our keynote speaker Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a leader on missile defense, and a panel of experts as they discuss the North Korean ballistic missile threat along with the future of the United States missile defense system
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