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White House: Bypass Missile-Defense Test Rules

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White House: Bypass Missile-Defense Test Rules

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White House: Bypass Missile-Defense Test Rules

White House: Bypass Missile-Defense Test Rules

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The Bush administration seeks to exempt the Pentagon's fledgling missile defense system from operational testing legally required of every new weapons system. The shortcut is aimed at meeting a 2004 deployment goal. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Dean Wilkening, director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.