Testimony of Jeff Kueter on Ballistic Missile Defense before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives

Missile defense provides the United States with options for addressing a growing threat in an uncertain world. During the Cold War, the ballistic missile was an instrument of strategic power, employed by both the U.S. and the Soviet Union as a means to check each other’s global power. Through the recognition that use of these capabilities would result in wholesale destruction, a certain macabre stability emerged. Today’s security environment is much different and so are the roles that growing ballistic missile arsenals play.

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