Because of budget constraints, the U.S. should invest in just a single boost-phase missile defense system, the former director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) says. “I don’t believe we need to carry dual boost phase missile defense capability,” “I think we need to have either an operationally effective Airborne Laser [ABL] or an operationally effective Kinetic Energy Interceptor [KEI],” retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry “Trey” Obering said April 3. “I would go with one of those, not ...


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