U.S. to Deploy Missile Defense President Bush announces he intends to move forward deploying a new missile defense system. Bush is asking the military to have a first phase of such a system operational by 2004. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

Bush: Missile-Defense System to Launch in 2004

Bush: Missile-Defense System to Launch in 2004

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President Bush announces he intends to move forward deploying a new missile defense system. Bush is asking the military to have a first phase of such a system operational by 2004. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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