10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

Past Event

A discussion on the 2019 Missile Defense Review

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

On January 17, the Department of Defense released its long-awaited Missile Defense Review (“MDR”), which outlines a roadmap for U.S. missile defense policy, strategy, and programs. Framed as a response to a “threat environment that is markedly more dangerous than in past years,” the MDR lays out a vision for “a concerted U.S. effort to improve existing capabilities for both homeland and regional missile defense.”

On January 29, James H. Anderson—assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities—delivered a keynote at Brookings on the MDR and its significance for U.S. defense policy. Immediately following his address, Brookings Senior Fellow Frank Rose moderated a Q&A between Dr. Anderson and the audience. Then, Michael O’Hanlon—director of research for the Foreign Policy program at Brookings—lead a panel discussion with a range of experts on the MDR’s policy, strategic, and budgetary implications.