Young Nixes Joint Staff Move to Give MDA Cruise Missile Defense Mission

By Thomas Duffy / February 15, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's top acquisition official late last month rejected a move by the Joint Staff to have the Missile Defense Agency take a lead role in cruise missile defense. John Young, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, issued a Jan. 24 memorandum that supports the Joint Staff's creation of a new air and missile defense entity called the Air and Missile Defense Integrating Authority (AMD IA). On Jan. 17, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council approved a...

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