Scope and Scale of Missile Defense Plans in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

Publication Date: 
February 2018

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The 2018 NDAA outlines an ambitious range of programs on missile defenses.[1] It also provides a staggering funding increase to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), indicating a willingness by both the Congress and the Trump administration to support both existing missile defense programs as well as new ones.