The Republican-run House may be calling on the Pentagon to pursue an East Coast site under the contentious Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile defense system, but Senate acquiescence is far from assured and White House dislike is a certainty. The chairman of the Democratic-run Senate Armed Services subcommittee dealing with missile defenses is dismissing the House idea as election-year politics. “I'd want to know what the threat is that would not be prevented in Europe and what the ...

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