Trump requests a 4th missile defense field at Fort GreelyNovember 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.”