“Operation Noble Eagle–Pacific: Integrated Air and Missile Defense for America’s Pacific Homeland” is a new article by DKI APCSS’ US Navy Captain Joshua P. Taylor for Air University’s Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs.

According to the abstract:
The US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) is tasked with deterring and preparing for a potential conflict with China while also facing a clear threat from North Korea (DPRK) against the American Pacific homeland. To address mounting cooperation among adversaries, the US should establish a designated homeland defense operation, enabling USINDOPACOM to activate Joint Task Force–Homeland Defense, augment its forces with Reserve component units, and enhance regional defense capabilities. These measures would mitigate risk in a China scenario and reaffirm US sovereignty in the Pacific. With further DPRK missile and nuclear tests expected, launching this operation would be a proportionate response. The Secretary of Defense must now direct planning for Operation Noble Eagle–Pacific.

Read the full article online here: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/JIPA/Display/Article/3821497/operation-noble-eaglepacific-integrated-air-and-missile-defense-for-americas-pa/ 

Captain Taylor is an Indo-Pacific foreign area officer currently serving as a military faculty member at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views and opinions expressed or implied in this article are those of the author and should not be construed as carrying the official sanction of the Department of Defense or DKI APCSS.