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Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

ericynot Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 1:36 PM
Frank, I was with you on cutting defense until you got to the part about a missile defense system. We've already spent tens of billions trying to develop technology to do that (both Reagan and GWB were all excited about the idea) and all we've done is prove it's completely unfeasible.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:26 PM
Missile defense is unfeasible? Israel is already successfully (though not 100% successful) using missile defense systems.

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