Hawaii’s Congressional Leaders Back Off Missile Defense System

May 26, 2022

Civil Beat:

After years of arguing in favor of a nearly $2 billion missile defense radar – first on Oahu, then on Kauai – Hawaii’s congressional delegation is backing away from the project.

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono was a longtime advocate for the proposed Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii, which would identify and classify missile threats to the islands. Hirono, who previously called it her “top priority,” twice pushed to restore funding for it that the Pentagon had removed from its budget.

However, Hirono’s office said she has changed her position…

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