Former Officers Ask Bush to Delay Fielding National Missile Defense System

By Thomas Duffy / March 26, 2004 at 5:00 AM
Forty-nine retired military officers today sent a letter to President Bush urging him to delay the planned September fielding of a national missile defense system and instead spend the money on shoring up U.S. ports and borders. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. William Crowe and former U.S. Central Command chief Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Hoar are among those who signed the letter. The letter was sent to the White House by the Center for Arms Control...

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