House appropriators cut funding for layered homeland defense, questioning requirement

By Jason Sherman / July 14, 2021 at 3:39 PM
House appropriators have stripped proposed funding for a layered homeland defense from their mark of the fiscal year 2022 military spending bill, a move that -- if enacted -- would relegate to the backburner plans for utilizing the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems to backstop the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System. On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee adopted the recommendation of the panel's defense subcommittee to cut $209 million across seven different Missile Defense...

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