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Missile-Shield Plan Goes Ahead

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Missile-Shield Plan Goes Ahead

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Missile-Shield Plan Goes Ahead

Missile-Shield Plan Goes Ahead

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Preparations continue for the installation of a missile-defense system protecting the United States. The Department of Defense says that within six months, it will have the capability to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile. Critics of the plan are pointing to its cost and the uncertainty of it working. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.