The Pentagon and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) should reconsider any ballistic missile defense (BMD) missions focused on boost-phase systems, a recent National Research Council report says. “The Department of Defense should not invest any more money or resources in systems for boost-phase missile defense,” says the report, “Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense: An Assessment of Concepts and Systems for U.S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other Alternatives,” released ...

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