Arms-Control Chief Says Pact Allows Missile Defense
Gertz, Bill, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The United States will deploy a national defense against missile attacks based on emerging threats and will not be hindered by the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) said yesterday.
ACDA Director John D. Holum, also told a Senate subcommittee that several options being considered by the Pentagon would require amendments to the ABM treaty, although all efforts to develop a missile defense system are legal.
U.S. defenses are being designed to "answer the threat" of long-range missile attack, Mr. Holum told the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee on international security. "The determinant …
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Publication information: Article title: Arms-Control Chief Says Pact Allows Missile Defense. Contributors: Gertz, Bill - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 2, 1997. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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