Bush Administration Plans Major Changes To Missile Defense Programs

By Thomas Duffy / June 25, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Bush administration will ask Congress for $7.9 billion to support a revamped missile defense program in fiscal year 2002, according to documents and sources. The total is $2.2 billion more than the figure included in an earlier "placeholder" defense budget, states program budget decision No. 816, signed last week by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Some of the money will be used to accelerate the development of sea- and space-based missile defense technologies, the PBD states. The document, obtained...

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