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Thursday
Jun152017

Will Congress use N. Korea fears to escalate missile defense spending?

 As explained in this short video from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the current so-called missile defense program is ineffective, unnecessary and exorbitantly expensive. But with nuclear sabres rattling in North Korea, some Members of Congress are attempting to expand the already $40 billion national missile defense system at the cost of billions of dollars that could be spent on essential domestic programs. As the Center’s executive Director, John Tierney, pointed out in a June 1 New York Times op-ed, six of the highly scripted ten missile intercept tests since 2004 have failed.