Inside the Army - August 6, 2018

Lawmakers override Pentagon on classifying missile defense test plans

By Jason Sherman  
August 3, 2018 at 5:08 PM
Lawmakers have rolled back a Pentagon gambit to classify missile defense flight test plans by including a provision in the final version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill explicitly requiring the Missile Defense Agency to annually make public a version of scheduled test events for the $180 billion Ballistic Missile Defense System. Senate and House conferees negotiating a consolidated FY-19 defense authorization bill agreed to adopt legislation proposed by the House earlier this year mandating MDA "publicly make...

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