Nat'l Missile Defense

NPR's Mike Shuster reports on a national missile defense system bill that is expected to pass in the House of Representatives today. In the Senate, Democrats threw their support behind a similar measure, reversing their historic opposition to a missile defense system. The plan under development is different from the space-based laser system known as "Star Wars"; the current missile defense system would rely on land-based interceptors grounded in American soil.



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