Trump requests a 4th missile defense field at Fort Greely

November 8, 2017

Stars and Stripes:

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — President Donald Trump’s administration has asked Congress to fund a fourth missile defense silo field at Fort Greely.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Trump wrote a letter to Congress on Monday requesting $200 million to build the defense field.

Fort Greely is home to most of the United States’ ground-based midcourse missile interceptors, which are designed to protect the United States by intercepting long range missiles as they fly outside the atmosphere.

Trump wrote that the request is a part of “additional efforts to detect, defeat and defend against any North Korean use of ballistic missiles.”

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