The U.S. military’s 20-year-old defensive architecture against a limited missile attack is expanding higher into space, deeper into hostile territory and wider to cover a broader range of threats. The first U.S. Missile Defense Review in nine years formally recasts the mission of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) beyond ballistic threats to cover cruise missiles and the newly emerging class of hypersonic glide vehicles. The 89-page policy document released on Jan. 17 also focuses the ...

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