GMD SITES: The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is promoting a letter from leading three-star officers that refutes the need for an East Coast branch of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. The director of the Missile Defense Agency, Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, and the commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, Army Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, told Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) that “there is no validated military requirement” for a ...


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