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Sep 30

A Missile Defense for the U.S.: How We Got Here and Where We Should Go

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In the coming days, the United States will announce that it has the capability, for the first time in almost 30 years, to defend itself against limited ballistic missile attacks. The fielding of this capability is but the first step in the Bush Administration's plan to deploy a layered missile defense system that is capable of defending the territory of the United States and the territories of its friends and allies around the world. Given the historic turning point in terms of national security that is now at hand, it is important to take stock and examine how the U.S. reached this milestone and where the missile defense program should go in the future. Join us, as a distinguished panel whose members have worked for over two decades in the defense of the United States, assess the status of our national missile defense program.

More About the Speakers

Dr. Donald R. Baucom
Former Historian, Missile Defense Agency

Dr. Keith B. Payne
Chief Executive Officer and President,
National Institute for Public Policy

Dr. Gregory H. Canavan
Science Advisor and Senior Fellow,
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Baker Spring Baker Spring

F.M. Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy Read More