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The Return of Missile Defense

Ryan_M Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 4:36 PM
Rac, The last thing any of these clowns are concerned about is the security of America. That includes the GOP as well. For these idiots of both parties Israel comes first. My comment pertained to May and my belief that the defense of this country comes first alone. The rest of your comment is mere blather.

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...