Growing threat from North Korea fuels debate over billions in missile shield spending

September 11, 2017

The Washington Examiner:

With President Trump pledging to spend billions more on missile defense in the wake of North Korea’s continued defiance, familiar battle lines are being drawn between advocates of strengthening U.S. missile defenses and critics who claim the current system is pie in the sky.

After meeting with his national security team in Bedminster, N.J., last month, Trump vowed to increase overall defense spending by “billions of dollars,” and indicated he was no longer satisfied with the funding levels for America’s multi-layered missile shield…

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