The House is expected to vote this week on a bill that calls on the Pentagon to start on an East Coast Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system site. The bill also lays out beginning parameters for how to choose the location. But before any of that becomes law, it will have to be hashed out in the Senate, where the leaders of the subcommittee in charge of missile systems are far from mutually assured. The House is expected to vote on its version of the bill May 18. And the Senate ...

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