Missile Defense

Seeking innovative means to counter the full spectrum of global missile threats, CSIS research on this subject is led by the Missile Defense Project, which operates the CSIS Missile Threat website.

Photo: U.S. Navy

Photo: U.S. Navy

Cost and Value in Air and Missile Defense Intercepts

The common analysis of recent air and missile defense engagements in the Red Sea through a cost exchange ratio framework ignores both the complexity of those engagements and the complicated value of air and missile defense.

Commentary by Wes Rumbaugh — February 13, 2024

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Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
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Deputy Director and Fellow, Missile Defense Project