A Flawed Missile Defense?

The National Missile Defense system cannot tell a warhead from a decoy, and there's no evidence that the system will ever work. So says MIT professor Ted Postol.

The Bush administration could spend upward of $200 billion on missile defense, Postol says, but is working to keep any testing failures well under wraps.

In this hour, the next generation Star Wars. Is missile defense fatally flawed, and does the American public have a right to know?


Theodore Postol, Professor of science, technology and national security policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This program aired on June 18, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.


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