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Departing StratCom Chief Calls For More GMD Testing
Supporters of the Boeing-led Ground-based Midcourse Defense System—the U.S. missile defense system that has failed to intercept a ballistic missile target since 2008—have long argued that the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) program just needs to be tested more often, and on a more regular basis, so that it can learn and improve faster. Their assumption is, of course, that reliable GBIs are a “Moon shot”—critical to national security at whatever cost—and that the underlying concept and hit-to-kill technology are feasible.