The Next Steps for Missile Defense
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Baker Spring
Keywords: National security; U.S. Navy; ballistic missiles; space-based interceptors
Coverage: United States
Congress and the American people need to understand that, despite recent progress in putting missile defense systems in the field, the U.S. remains largely vulnerable to the ballistic missile threat. The Bush Administration and Congress need to accelerate the effort to develop and deploy effective missile defense by focusing on systems that offer the greatest capability.