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Letters: Missile defense, again

April 02, 2013

Re "What would Reagan do?," Opinion, March 28

Graham Allison asserts that after spending $150 billion over 30 years on missile defense, the objection that destroying a missile with another missile is impossible has been largely overcome. But later, he writes, "In reality, current U.S. missile defense systems are capable only of defending against a limited number of primitive ballistic missiles."

Do intelligent people really believe that missile defense system development can stay ahead of offensive threat development? It looks like we're being sold the same old snake oil at increasing prices.

Tim Tunks

Santa Monica


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