Pentagon, Levin Dispute Missile Defense Success, Testing
Boese, Wade, Arms Control Today
TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS testifying in March on U.S. missile defense programs assured senators that the Pentagon intends to thoroughly test an anti-ballistic missile system to be fielded next year and never intended otherwise, despite concerns to the contrary voiced by long-time missile defense skeptic Senator Carl Levin (D-MI). Although having seemingly assuaged Levin's concerns, one official sparked a sharp exchange with the senator by claiming the system would have a 90 percent chance of shooting down a ballistic missile launched from North Korea next year.
Before Pentagon witnesses had a chance to speak at a March 18 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Levin assailed the …
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Publication information: Article title: Pentagon, Levin Dispute Missile Defense Success, Testing. Contributors: Boese, Wade - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 33. Issue: 3 Publication date: April 2003. Page number: 40. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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