Inside the Pentagon - March 1, 2018

DOD now treating missile defense flight test plans -- once public -- as classified

By Jason Sherman  
February 28, 2018 at 6:40 PM
The Pentagon -- citing a need to "safeguard critical defense information" -- will no longer provide advance information about Ballistic Missile Defense System tests, a policy change that departs with a long-standing practice of routinely publishing both test schedules and test objectives. The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2019 budget request notes that details about ballistic missile defense tests -- previously included as part of budget justification material provided to Congress -- are now only available in a classified document:...

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