Missile Defense

A defense from ballistic missiles has long been a goal of both the United States and Soviet Union/Russia.

We need a new framework that allows us to build Missile defenses to counter the different threats of today's world. To do so, we must move beyond the constraints of the 30 year old ABM Treaty. This treaty does not recognize the present, or point us to the future. It enshrines the past. No treaty that prevents us from addressing today's threats, that prohibits us from pursuing promising technology to defend ourselves, our friends and our allies is in our interests or in the interests of world peace.

George W. Bush