(Analysis) Successful US Missile Defense Test Engages Five Missiles

Summary

Late last month, the largest U.S. missile test in history successfully engaged five separate targets at once, demonstrating significant advances in missile defense technology to defend the United States and its allies from missiles fired by rogue states such as North Korea and Iran.  Although this system is not intended to be used against Russia’s huge and far more advanced nuclear missile arsenal, the test will add to increasingly heated rhetoric by Moscow against the U.S. missile defense program.

 

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