The Pentagon's newly unveiled plan for fostering international participation in its missile defense program calls for significant partner cost-sharing as well as new agreements, which some argue represents too high a barrier-to-entry. The centerpiece of this strategy is the Northrop Grumman-led kinetic energy interceptor (KEI). The U.S. proposal, presented earlier this month to allies during a missile defense conference in Florence, would concentrate work in two areas, development of an ...

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