INHERENCY: WE MUST HAVE A RAPID DEPLOYMENT OF NMD, NOT WAIT FOR THE STATUS QUO TO DECIDE
WE NEED A RAPID MANHATTAN PROJECT-TYPE EFFORT TO PROVIDE FOR IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT OF MISSILE DEFENSES
Editorial, The Jerusalem Post, October 19, 1999, SECTION: OPINION; Pg. 8 HEADLINE: The missile-defense imperative // ln-10-29-99-acs
Not only should ideological impediments to missile defense be abandoned, but they should be replaced with their opposite: a Manhattan program to develop the most effective mix of land, sea, and space-based defenses that the West's technology and prosperity can produce. Programs such as Arrow, as important as they are, are primitive compared to what is possible. A comprehensive program, if launched with sufficient audacity, would have a powerful deterrent effect on rogue nations contemplating expensive new missile programs. As Kissinger points out, "One of the reasons ballistic missiles are so attractive to so many countries is that there are currently no defenses against them... History teaches us that weakness is provocative and, in a real sense, the absence of missile defense provokes others into seeking such weapons."
WE NEED MISSILE DEFENSE SOONER, NOT LATER
Linda Seebach DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS September 12, 1999, Pg. 2B HEADLINE: U.S. NEEDS MISSILE DEFENSE BEFORE ROGUE STATES ATTACK // ln-10/99-acs
Frank Gaffney Jr. poses the question about missile defense in dramatic terms. ''Are we going to have this defense before we need it, or after?''
Gaffney, who worked on arms control policy in the Reagan administration and now heads the Center for Security Policy, was speaking at ''The Weekend,'' a convention for conservatives held last week at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
The threat is no longer thousands of ballistic missiles launched simultaneously, as it was during the Cold War. Instead, he said, ''It's the onesies and twosies from countries we may not be able to deter.''
WE CANNOT DELAY NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE DEPLOYMENT OR ELSE WE RISK ATTACK
JONATHAN F. REICHERT, Ph.D., is president of TeachSpin Inc., The Buffalo News
May 2, 1999, SECTION: VIEWPOINTS, Pg. 1H HEADLINE: STAR WARS REVISITED;
U.S. STILL PURSUING A TECHNOLOGICAL MIRACLE TO PROTECT IT FROM;
HARM.THERE'S JUST ONE PROBLEM -- IT WON'T WORK // lnu-acs
William Safire, a columnist for the New York Times, concluded that the "United States no longer has the luxury of several years to put up a missile defense, as we complacently believed. If we do not decide now to deploy a rudimentary shield, we run the risk of Iran or North Korea or Libya building or buying the weapon that will enable it to get the drop on us."
REJOICING IN DELAY OF A SYSTEM NEEDED TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES IS SAD
CHRIS ROWEN, BILL BROCKMAN, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, January 31, 2000, SECTION: Editorial; Pg. 12A 'Watchdog' deters attackers //ACS-LN-2/4/2000
How sad that you rejoice in the delay of a system that may one day save millions of Americans from a North Korean (or Iraqi, or Iranian) nuclear- armed ICBM.
Fortunately, the program will recover and find ultimate success.