missile defense

May 16, 2012 - 4:19 AM
A House defense authorization bill provides funding for a missile defense facility on the U.S. East Coast in addition to existing ones in California and Alaska. This photo shows a ground-based interceptor missile lifting off from Vandenberg AFB in California on December 5, 2008, en route to intercept a target missile launched in Alaska several minutes earlier. (Photo: Missile Defense Agency)