CBO says homeland cruise missile defense system 'feasible but expensive,' attaching $75B to $466B price tag

By Jason Sherman / February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM
A cruise missile defense system to protect the U.S. homeland would cost between $75 billion and $466 billion, a hefty sum that would protect the lower 48 states only and could still be defeated by an adversary capable of launching a cruise missile from near the U.S. border in Mexico or Canada as well as from the sea, near the U.S. coastline -- raising questions about the efficacy of any such investment. These are the key findings of a new...

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