Theater Missile Defense in Japan: Implications for the U.S.-China-Japan Strategic Relationship

Author: COL Patrick M O’Donogue

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Colonel Patrick M. O’Donogue (U.S. Army War College class of 2000) considers a topic of key importance to U.S. national security. Perhaps no security matter (with the exception of National Missile Defense) is as contentious globally as Theater Missile Defense (TMD). The question of U.S. assistance to Japan to develop and deploy a TMD is particularly complex and controversial.