miércoles, 24 de julio de 2013

Thirty-year-old missile defense system is a strategic necessity

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile and the defense department believes that the nation may soon be capable of building a nuclear-armed missile. Meanwhile, Iran remains a serious threat — the nation already has missile capability, it's working to develop inter-continental missiles (ICBMs) and it's committed to developing nuclear weapons. These threats are reminders of why the United States has invested decades of research into developing missile defense systems. While missile defense may have been a politically divisive issue when it was first proposed by President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago, the need for such capability is no longer in doubt. (Read more)

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