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The Return of Missile Defense

IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 12:21 PM
bahahaha, but you couldn't help yourself could you?

Chuck Hagel deserves praise — four words I did not expect to be writing — for announcing an expansion of the U.S. missile-defense system. Fourteen additional ground-based long-range missile interceptors are to be installed in Alaska by 2017 at a cost of $1 billion. Their purpose: to destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles before those ICBMs can reach their intended victims. Combined with interceptors in California, this will bring the total number of West Coast interceptors to 44.

More praise will be due if this turns out to represent a broader change of heart on missile defense within the Obama administration. Consider: In...