White House raises 'strong objection' to delaying SM-3 Block IIA test against ICBM

By Jason Sherman  
July 10, 2019 at 2:12 PM
The Trump administration is raising a "strong" objection to legislation that would block the Missile Defense Agency from flight testing the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an intercontinental ballistic missile target until the Pentagon's top weapons tester certifies it works against the shorter-range threats it was originally designed to defeat. The White House Office of Management and Budget has singled out a provision of the House Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would...

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