Wolfowitz: U.S. Could Deploy Rudimentary NMD System by 2004

By Thomas Duffy / July 17, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The United States could have an operational, albeit rudimentary, national missile defense system by calendar year 2004 based at a planned test facility at Ft. Greely, AK to defend against a ballistic missile launch by North Korea, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a Senate committee today. Wolfowitz told Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) that turning the Ft. Greely missile defense test bed into an operational NMD site would depend on two factors: how well a series...

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