The House and Senate Armed Services Committee are currently considering defense authorization legislation that if passed into law would deal a major, if not mortal, blow to longstanding, bipartisan arms control efforts.
Anti-Missile System Destroys ICBM Target
Brexit Has Nuclear Consequences for UK
Moon Orders THAAD Deployment Review
Decision on Missile Defense Site Delayed
GMD Intercept Test Expected Soon
A ballistic missile interceptor scores a hit, but there is renewed criticism of a missile defense system.
At issue is whether China has deployed a new intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM near the Russian border.
A high-end cost estimate raises the prospect that the missiles will cost far more than anticipated.
Sponsors look beyond Iran and North Korea to developments in Russia and China.