The Intercept Despite the increase in threats from North Korea and Iran, Washington is taking a cautious approach to missile defense from space. House lawmakers passed a bill that would fund the Pentagon for fiscal 2018. During debate on the bill, lawmakers considered an amendment that would block funding to develop a space-based ballistic missile defense intercept layer, but ultimately defeated it on a voice vote. Republicans seem to be coalescing around the idea of a space-based sensor ...

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