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Test Boosts Case for Missile Defense, Director Says

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Test Boosts Case for Missile Defense, Director Says

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Test Boosts Case for Missile Defense, Director Says

Test Boosts Case for Missile Defense, Director Says

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In a Pentagon news conference last week, the military announced a successful test of an interceptor rocket and now says the missile defense system can be turned on at any time to guard against threats from North Korea or Iran.

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering III speaks with James Hattori about the test and criticism of the program.