The Daily Sandwich

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Missile Defense Rides Again... sort of

Well, the administration has been behind Reagan's folly 110% . More than $100,000,000,000 later, the system (now deployed in Alaska) has failed again. There's science, and then there's schmience. The POTUS supports the latter. Matt Sandwich misses the former.

From the story:

The Missile Defense Agency said the ground-based interceptor automatically shutdown [sic] "due to an unknown anomaly" shortly before it was to be launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean.

A target missile carrying a mock warhead successfully launched from Kodiak, Alaska, at 12:45 a.m. ET.