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  • Missile Defense Resurgent on Capitol Hill

    Earlier this week the AP reported:

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t ruling out spending more on missile defense than what he’s asked for in next year’s budget if North Korea or other nations increase threats against the United States.

    Gates said the missile tests by North Korea over the past week appear to have attracted more support on Capitol Hill for missile interceptors.

    Seems Secretary Gates is reading Congress wll. Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) writes in today’s Chicago Tribune:

    North Korea’s brazen act of aggression should strengthen our resolve for a tougher, smarter national security strategy that includes a multilayered missile defense system that protects our military personnel deployed in our country’s defense as well as citizens here at home.

    I urge the president to reverse his opposition to a national missile-defense system. While I have been a strong supporter of his strategies for Iraq and Afghanistan, I have been disappointed by his decision to gut missile defense funding in his Defense Department budget proposal.

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    5 Responses to Missile Defense Resurgent on Capitol Hill

    1. Pingback: Missile Defense Resurgent on Capitol Hill » The Foundry « Eastaustinvoice’s Weblog

    2. Rodney Lofton says:

      This is treason at its best!!! It only takes few missiles to make it through our shield. If you think 9/11 upset our economy, then you wait and see when several nuclear explosions in several different cities will do to our country. If Congress lets this happen, I will support treason charges against everyone (including Congress)if we live through a Nuclear Attack. Anyone or everyone who kept silent or was a Pacifist will be guilty. You better hope I am not on your Jury!!

    3. Greg Faulkner says:

      I agree with Rodney, however he's wrong about one thing, several nuclear explosions in different cities would not be necessary to devestate America. ONE nuclear explosion designed for an EMP attack could potentially destroy virtually all of our electrical and electronic infrastructure throughout the ENTIRE CONTENENTAL UNITED STATES sending our nation back to the stone age at the blink of an eye. ONE MISSILE and it would take decades to recover from the unimaginable wide-scale devestation inflicted. See the Congressional EMP Commision Report for info on our vulnerability to EMP attack.

    4. TURTLE, TUCSON AZ. says:

      REMINDS ME OF THE TV SERIES JEROCO THAT WAS TAKEN OFF THE AIR

      IF THIS CAN HAPPEN ON TV, NOT FAR OFF THINKING THIS COULD ACUALLY HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE

      EVERYONE THOUGHT 9/11 COULD NEVER HAPPEN

      NOT IN THE SUPER POWER OF USA

      AND I AGREE IT WOULD BE TREASON AGAINST EVERYONE THAT CHOOSES TO VOTE AGAINST IT

    5. MaryAnn, USA says:

      All of congress and America would do well to urge Mr. Obama to abandon his opposition to any and all national defense. Not since Jimmy Carter has America had a president so determined to abandon American security and sovereignty. Obama is so much worse than Carter, and the world is so much more unstable. Would it do any good to remind Mr. Obama that he is actually an American citizen and now is not the time to play this "citizen of the world" b.s. game? I doubt it. Mr. Obama is a very dangerous man. One is left hoping that not all of congress agrees with him.

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