Missile Defense President Clinton today announced he will defer to his successor on the nation's missile defense system. The president said he would allow research and development work on the $60-billion proposal to go forward. But Mr. Clinton also said he would defer construction and deployment decisions to the next White House resident. Steve Inskeep of NPR News has a report.

Missile Defense

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President Clinton today announced he will defer to his successor on the nation's missile defense system. The president said he would allow research and development work on the $60-billion proposal to go forward. But Mr. Clinton also said he would defer construction and deployment decisions to the next White House resident. Steve Inskeep of NPR News has a report.