Assessment of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Systems - New Report and Telephone News Conference Sept. 11
Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense: An Assessment of Concepts and Systems for U.S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other Alternatives, a congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, examines the feasibility, practicality, and affordability of U.S. boost-phase missile defenses and compares them with other alternatives for countering limited ballistic missile attacks by regional actors such as Iran or North Korea. The report recommends several improvements to current U.S. missile defense plans and technologies.
Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT Monday, Sept. 10. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 11. Members of the expert committee that wrote the report will discuss their conclusions and recommendations during a telephone news conference beginning at 11 a.m. EDT on Sept. 11. To obtain an embargoed copy and receive the call-in information for the telephone news conference, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.