22 Jun '16, 8am

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Some members of Congress are rightfully calling for reform to the U.S. national missile defense program, but the change they suggest – removing the word “limited” from current U.S. policy – will carelessly expand the program and waste billions of dollars. If we’re serious about improving national missile defense, Congress must reform the objectives of the Missile Defense Agency to promote innovation and require a strict policy of “fly before you buy.” For the past two decades, under both Democratic and Republican presidents, U.S. national missile defense policy has focused on intercepting a “limited” nuclear attack from North Korea , Iran , or another rogue actor. The Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program to do this has already cost $40 billion and counting, and its record has been far from exemplary: Only nine of 17 highly scripted tests have been successful since ...

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