Senate Appropriators Add $200 Million for Enhanced GMD Testing

By Dan Dupont / September 27, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has added $200 million to the administration's budget request for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, doubling the amount added by the other defense committees to enhance testing in fiscal year 2006. The panel released a brief statement on its bill yesterday. In describing its actions, the committee said it provided a total of $7.8 billion for missile defense, including "an additional $200 million for testing and enhancements" of GMD. The administration had asked for slightly...

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