Draft legislation seeks statutory mandate for East Coast counter-ICBM location

By Jason Sherman / May 14, 2024 at 5:19 PM
House lawmakers are advancing a statutory mandate for an East Coast national missile defense location by the end of 2030, the latest development in a 12-year campaign to create a third Ground-based Midcourse Defense interceptor field which the Pentagon doesn't want. The House Armed Services Committee's draft of the fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill includes the provision championed during hearings this spring by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) who represents a district that includes Ft. Drum which “by a small...

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