Faulty mis­siles come un­der fire

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Prob­lems found in anti-mis­sile sys­tem,” May 30

Even when it is known that ex­ist­ing ground-launched anti-mis­sile in­ter­cep­tors have se­ri­ous de­fects ren­der­ing them highly un­re­li­able, it is ap­par­ently more im­por­tant for the De­fense De­part­ment to meet po­lit­i­cally ex­pe­di­ent dead­lines than to get the job done cor­rectly. And that in­cludes build­ing even more de­fec­tive mis­siles.

Our strat­egy seems to be that the en­emy’s mil­i­tary and po­lit­i­cal ap­pa­ra­tus is more messed up than ours. Very re­as­sur­ing.

Ger­ald C. Dav­i­son

Los An­ge­les

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