The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defended MDA's renewed interest in possibly placing interceptor missiles in space, saying such a capability might offer big advantages over air, land and sea-based systems now being developed. Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering, MDA's director, said April 11 that he does not know if a space-based system ultimately would be fielded but that "I'm willing to experiment" because such a capability might provide faster response times and ...

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