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Missile Defense for Great Power Conflict: Outmaneuvering the China Threat

This article co-authored by IWP professor Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared in the winter 2019 edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly, published by Air University Press.

China is modernizing its military to establish regional hegemony in the near term and global preeminence in the far term. The People’s Liberation Army’s crown jewel is its massive arsenal of missiles capable of ranging the US homeland and critical US bases that underpin US military power projection. To meet this challenge, it is imperative that the United States adapt its missile defense policy and strategy and leverage new technology to increase the capability of US missile defenses, and it must do so with a sense of urgency and purpose.

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