A modest proposal

Our friend Brian Kennedy of the Claremont Institute laments the “modest” nature of our missile defense system. Unfortunately, the Clinton administration which by relying on diplomacy rather than action ensured that North Korea would succeed in going nuclear, also opposed the development of a missile defense system with which to cope with North Korean and other missiles. As Kennedy notes, “only after intense pressure in 1998 by congressional Republicans did Clinton begin the modest land-based system designed to deal with a handful of missiles launched at the U.S.” President Bush is continuing that effort, but we should be doing more.

Via Real Clear Politics


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