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Missile buildup danger, waste

Bruce Joffe
Tuesday August 21, 2001


A news article (August ‘6) said that Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, head of the controversial anti-missile system, will order another simple test of the interceptor because he is “not totally comfortable” the technology will work consistently. Indeed, in the so-called “successful” July ‘4 test, the missile only found its target because the target was carrying a homing device to guide the anti-missile toward it. This fact was omitted from the news story, yet it emphasizes, even more than the General’s own words, what a waste of time, talent, technology, and money Bush’s junior Star Wars program really is. This administration is risking another international massive missile buildup just so they can feed more than $ 2 billion of our tax dollars to defense contractors.  


Bruce Joffe