For the record, I think national missile defense is an important thing to research and develop. I think it’s possible, if not today, soon. I think it’s worth a significant investment.
I also think that concerns about our leadership willing to play tougher than they would otherwise because they think we’re protected by the current system are well-placed. If the Patriot has trouble with short- and intermediate-ranged missiles, how is the NMD going to manage with intercontinentals?