The Future of Homeland Missile Defense: A Fresh Look at Programs and Policy
The Center for Strategic and International Studies welcomes Missile Defense Agency director Vice Admiral James Syring and other experts to discuss both policy and programmatic aspects of the future of homeland defense.
What is the future of homeland missile defense efforts? Recent tests have confirmed the lethality of the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and hit-to-kill technology. Focus is now turning to how best to evolve existing homeland defense capabilities, including redesigned kill vehicles and improved discrimination capabilities. Other longer term questions arise as well if capabilities are to continue to outpace developing missile threats.
9:00am Keynote Address:
VADM James Syring, Director, Missile Defense Agency
Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program
10:00am Panel 1: Assessing Missile Defense Policy
Dr. Thomas Karako, Visiting Fellow, International Security Program
Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dr. James Miller, President, Adaptive Strategies, LLC
Dr. Keith Payne, CEO and President, National Institute for Public Policy
11:00am Panel 2: Homeland Missile Defense Programs
Dr. Clark Murdock, Senior Adviser, International Security Program
Mr. Richard Fieldhouse, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services
Ms. Rebeccah Heinrichs, Fellow, George C. Marshall Institute
Dr. Robert Soofer, Senate Committee on Armed Services
This conference is made possible by support from Raytheon Company and general support to CSIS.