Friday, July 23, 2004

US Installs First Phase of Missile Defense

The United States has installed one of the first elements of a Missile Defense shield in Alaska. The installation is the first in a series of installations on Alaska and California. This is good news, especially with the increasing threat from North Korea and Iran and the continued development of long range missile technology by both countries.

In true AP fashion, this story uses most of its space quoting people who do not believe the system will work, but there are a few useful facts sprinkled in amongst the agenda journalism.