Missile Defense Review (MDR) represents the Trump administration’s attempt to adapt US missile defense policy, posture, and programs to the 2018 National Defense Strategy.
The Trump administration has today released its long-awaited Missile Defense Review. The MDR points the way toward the ever-elusive vision of Integrated Air and Missile Defense, while also acknowledging the relationship between military, nonproliferation, and diplomatic measures to stem and dissuade missile proliferation.
Later this spring, the Trump administration will release its 2018 Missile Defense Review (MDR), which is expected to better align U.S. missile defense policy with the present security environment. President Barack Obama’s 2010 Ballistic Missile Defense Review (BMDR) reflected the security environment of the time and the aspirations of the Obama administration. In particular, technological advances by U.S. adversaries and a renewed focus on long-term competition with Russia and China drive the need for a new review.