Missile Defense Agency head spells out threats, priorities

The head of the Missile Defense Agency said that the U.S. could defend against current ballistic missile threats but increased capabilities are necessary so the Pentagon can continue to address emerging threats. “The enemy continues to test at a very rapid pace; they continue to learn, and we should all be very cognizant of that,” [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.