Protect and Defend the U.S. Missile Defense
Michaela Dodge /
“The Obama administration continues to demonstrate its penchant for bargaining away missile defense,” write James Woolsey, chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and Rebeccah Heinrichs, an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former manager of the Congressional Missile Defense Caucus, in their most recent op-ed. This is indeed the case, as shown by negotiations over New START and other Administration steps pertaining to missile defense.
New START’s preamble links strategic offensive and defensive weapons and serves as a basis for the Russian objections to the third and the fourth phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach, President Obama’s missile defense plan to counter the Iranian ballistic missile threat. (more…)