Friday, June 20, 2008
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Obama vs. missile defense

Here is Barack Obama in a message he delivered to a left-wing group before the Iowa caucuses: "I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems."

"Unproven" missile defense systems? Hmmm. Interesting. Doesn't look unproven to me:

"KAUI, Hawaii (June 5, 2008) - A modified Standard Missile - 2 (SM-2) Block IV interceptor is launched from the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during today's Missile Defense Agency test against a short range ballistic missile (Scud-like) target. Moments after the launch, there was a successful intercept approximately 12 miles above the Pacific Ocean, on the Pacific Missile Range Facility, about 100 miles west of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It was the second successful intercept, in two attempts, of a sea-based terminal capability and the fourteenth overall of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program. Missile Defense Agency video (RELEASED)"