The U.S. is pressing Persian Gulf allies to adopt a regional missile defense architecture, including the acquisition of U.S. systems, the State Department’s No. 2 official reiterated Feb. 19. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns told a Center for Strategic and International Studies audience in Washington that a multinational approach would be more cost-efficient, provide a more layered defense strategy, and also offer better early warning of launch threats. He noted similar ...

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