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BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE: Actions Needed to Improve Process for Identifying and Addressing Combatant Command Priorities

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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In 2002, the Department of Defense DOD established the Missile Defense Agency to develop and deploy globally integrated ballistic missile defenses to protect the U.S. homeland, deployed forces, friends, and allies. To deliver an operational capability as quickly as possible, the agency was not subject to traditional DOD requirements and oversight processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]