Missile Defense: Not a Zero Sum Game

In calling for cruise missile defense, David Ignatius lampooned ballistic missile defense [“The Real Missile Defense Gap,” op-ed, March 23]. The ballistic missile threat is real: More than 30 nations possess them, and rogue states such as North Korea have no scruples about selling upgraded Scud missiles to the highest bidder. Indeed, North Korea’s 1998 test of its medium-range Taepo Dong 1 missile over Japan and its recent decision to end its moratorium on missile tests illuminate the threat from ballistic missiles of all types.

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