SOLVENCY: NEEDED TECHNOLOGY FOR NMD IS AVAILABLE
WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO HIT A BULLET WITH A BULLET
The Columbus Dispatch, October 11, 1999, SECTION: EDITORIAL & COMMENT, Pg. 10A, HEADLINE: ON TARGET TESTS PUT ANTI-MISSILE SHIELD A STEP CLOSER // ln-10-29-99-acs
Scoffers have said that effective anti- missile defenses are unlikely because the task of shooting down one missile with another is akin to hitting a bullet with a bullet.
Yes, this is a tall technological order, but three times in the past five months American scientists and engineers have shown that it can be done.
THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST AMERICAN MINDS CAN MAKE NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE A REALITY
Joseph Perkins The San Diego Union-Tribune March 12, 1999, SECTION: OPINION Pg. B-11: HEADLINE: Why we need full speed ahead on a national missile defense system; As Then there's the argument that a missile defense system is technologically impossible. And, indeed, many of the missile defense tests conducted over the years have proven disappointing. But America's development and deployment of the atomic bomb a half century ago was no less a technology challenge at the time. And ultimately this country's best and brightest minds made the seemingly impossible come to fruition.
NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE INSIDERS SAY COUNTERMEASURES ARE NOT A PROBLEM
MICHAEL A. DORNHEIM Aviation Week and Space Technology August 16, 1999 ; Pg. 66
HEADLINE: National Missile Defense Focused on June Review // lnu-acs
''They don't have my data, I think the system can handle them,'' Peller responded. ''I won't go into public debate on countermeasures, it just educates opponents. I will debate in a classified forum. Super-sophisticated countermeasures are always challenging, and some countermeasures are postulated as easy to build. But there have been cases where the national labs have tried to build these ideas, and can't.''