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Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles

…Congress has appropriated $119 billion for U.S. missile defense projects, including ground-based interceptors in Alaska and California, deployable THAAD interceptors, and radars, according to the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The Pentagon has asked Congress for $34.87 billion for these projects between fiscal 2017 and 2021. “Spending will likely continue at roughly the current rate for the foreseeable future,” the think tank said in a recent report…

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