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Missile Systems

The U.S. must strengthen its ballistic missile defenses against Iran

Columnist Cal Thomas is right when he says that "burnishing a president's legacy is not a sufficient reason to trade away American and Israeli security" ("U.S. negotiations with Iran are a dangerous farce," Nov. 8).

A "deal" with Iran that doesn't fully eliminate the country's nuclear capabilities only increases the risks we face.

That is why Congress must step up and fully fund the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense ballistic missile defense program; it's our only real defense against a missile launched at the U.S. homeland by Iran.

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