In the firing line

Lee, Andrew
February 2003
Engineer (00137758);2/7/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7620, p26
Points out that U.S. President George W. Bush's Missile Defense System is the biggest defense project ever undertaken, and it will not work. Plenty of risks and very few rewards for Great Britain in getting involved; Inability of the missile shield to protect Great Britain; Failures of Boeing's missile interceptor; Inability of a missile defense system to deter a terrorist. INSET: 'IF THE UK WERE PART OF THE DEFENCES WE WOULD HAVE TO BE....


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