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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD): Five Failures and Counting (A)
Cross, Tom Case OM-1185 / Published July 5, 2005 / 9 pages.
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THAAD was a kinetic-energy weapon designed to protect the United States against enemy missile attack. But after $3.2 billion had been spent, the program was deemed a failure, as all five of the initial tests had missed the targets. This case is about how a strategic sourcing project ran into trouble and what options could be pursued to rescue the project, given the multiple stakeholders involved. The (B) case presents what actually happened.

  • Overview

    THAAD was a kinetic-energy weapon designed to protect the United States against enemy missile attack. But after $3.2 billion had been spent, the program was deemed a failure, as all five of the initial tests had missed the targets. This case is about how a strategic sourcing project ran into trouble and what options could be pursued to rescue the project, given the multiple stakeholders involved. The (B) case presents what actually happened.

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