The National Research Council ( NRC ) calls for the U.S. to stop investing in the Precision Tracking and Surveillance System (PTSS) for ballistic missile defense ( BMD ) in a recent report. “MDA should terminate the PTSS unless a more convincing case can be made for its efficacy for the mission that it is supposed to carry out,” says the report, “Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense : An Assessment of Concepts and Systems for U.S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to ...

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