Missile Defense in the FY 2007 Budget Request

The FY 2007 budget request submitted by the President in early February calls for a 21% increase in the nation’s commitment to deploying a ballistic missile defense. That increase follows a year where the Congress closely examined the technical progress, questioned the delays in testing, and debated shifting support from missile defense to other national security priorities. Toward the end of calendar year 2005, the missile defense programs began to show considerable progress marked by a number of successful tests and meeting other pertinent technical milestones.

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