DSB Chairman: Congress Must Take 'Ownership' of Missile Defense Policy

By Thomas Duffy / November 29, 2005 at 5:00 AM
Congress needs to take "ownership" of the Pentagon's missile defense mission by considering it a core competency for national security similar to naval, air and land power, the head of an influential Pentagon review board said today. The fractious congressional debate that surrounded missile defense policy issues during the 1990s is over and the matter "has moved off the front pages of newspapers," William Schneider, chairman of the Defense Science Board, said at a American Foreign Policy Council-sponsored conference. By...

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