The decision by three of four defense committees in the U.S. Congress to cut funding for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) is facing blowback from Germany, one of the three international partners developing the missile defense system. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal 2012 and 2013 includes $804 million to honor the nation’s agreement with Germany and Italy to finish development work on the program, despite the fact that the U.S. Army has no plans to buy the ...


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