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Budget Includes $1 Billion Missile Defense Cut

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Budget Includes $1 Billion Missile Defense Cut

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Budget Includes $1 Billion Missile Defense Cut

Budget Includes $1 Billion Missile Defense Cut

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President Bush's defense budget includes a cut in spending on missile defense. The administration wants to reduce funding by $1 billion. While cuts are expected for technologies that are the furthest from being operational, funding would likely remain for rocket interceptors that are already being set up in Alaska.