Improved missile defense essential to countering North Korea, Iran

September 24, 2021

The Hill:

Earlier this month, the House Armed Services Committee unanimously agreed to an amendment expressing support for deploying the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) before the end of the decade. The NGI is intended to upgrade the nation’s homeland missile defense.

Consistent with longstanding policy from both Democratic and Republican administrations, the next-generation system would give our missile defenses the additional capacity and capabilities needed to keep ahead of growing ballistic missile threats from rogue states such as North Korea or Iran. The committee’s bipartisan support is reassuring in the face of calls to limit U.S. homeland defense…

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