U.S. misdef advocates use North Korean launch to bolster argument against budget cuts
Missile defense backers are seizing on North Korea’s launch of another ballistic missile to stave off a Pentagon plan to massively overhaul the multibillion-dollar misdef program. Despite the fact that the Taepodong-2 launch on Apr. 5 failed in flight, missile defense proponents on and off Capitol Hill are rallying to fight the Pentagon’s proposal (unveiled less than 48 hr. after the test shot) to reduce misdef spending by $1.4 billion and kill several programs. But the campaign is ...
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