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Missile Experts: Trump Must Revive 'Star Wars' to Counter Putin

U.S. missile defenses rely on ground- and sea-based interceptors. Space-based defenses envisioned by former President Reagan would be more effective against high-tech Russian missiles, experts say. (Reuters/Ballistic Missile Defense Organization) 

By    |   Tuesday, 08 January 2019 07:13 PM

Defense experts are urging President Trump to dust off former President Reagan’s “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative as a way to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s increasingly hostile nuclear saber rattling and high-tech missiles.

Unlike current U.S. anti-missile defenses, which rely on interceptors launched from the ground or at sea, Reagan’s SDI plan called for space-based missiles that would destroy enemy ICBMs during boost phase -- that is, during the primary burn when a rocket is rising through the atmosphere and accelerating toward its peak velocity.

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Defense experts are urging President Trump to dust off former President Reagan’s “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative as a way to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s increasingly hostile nuclear saber rattling and high-tech missiles.
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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 07:13 PM
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