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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse17 Jan 2019 9:36 p.m. PST

…Pentagon's Missile Defense Review wish list revealed

"WASHINGTON The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon on Thursday, will call for research and investments to ensure America's security for the next several decades: laser technology, the F-35 as an ICBM killer, and potentially putting interceptors in space.

Trump will roll out the report at 11 a.m. Thursday as part of his third visit to the Pentagon since taking office.

Expected to attend the rollout is a who's who of national security officials, including vice president Mike Pence, national security adviser John Bolton; Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan; Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson; Army Secretary Mark Esper; Pentagon policy head John Rood; Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord; Pentagon technology head Mike Griffin; and Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio, a leading advocate for missile defense…."
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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

Politics aside, I think this research is necessary, not only to use aggressively but so they can figure out how to defend against these types of attacks.

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