North Korean Threats Boost Hawks In Missile Defense Debate

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- While the Pentagon plans to decrease its spending on missile defense in 2014, congressional hawks will likely add funds to the budget for new missile programs research and testing contracts, citing the increasingly bellicose tone of North Korea's new leader.

The Pentagon's 2014 budget request plans to slightly cut missile defense spending, from $9.67 billion to $9.12 billion, at a time when U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has taken bolder action to deploy U.S. missile defense systems to deflect possible threats from North Korea....
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