Missile Defense Agency Missile Defense Tests Successful
Credit Due to the Missile Defense Agency
On Dec. 5, 2008, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency performed a spectacularly successful intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense interceptor (GMD). This was much more than the familiar guided-missile scenario in which a relatively close target is destroyed by an exploding warhead. This was technically a kinetic energy intercept-a direct hit destroying the incoming missile by the force of collision.President Obama is not the only one to raise unfounded objections to these missile systems. Read the article "Successful Missile Defense Test Shows Technology Not 'Unproven'" to learn some of the answers to these critics.