Hunter: “Potential North Korea Missile Test Underscores Need for Ballistic Missile Defense System”

Jun 19, 2006
Press Release

Contact: Josh Holly (202) 225-2539


Washington, D.C. --- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today highlighted North Korea’s provocative plans to test fire a long range missile as a real world example for why the United States needs a missile defense shield to protect the United States and its allies.  Media reports indicate that North Korea is in the final stages of preparing to test a long-range missile capable of reaching the western continental United States.

“Communist North Korea’s current actions directly underscore the urgent need for the United States to test and deploy an effective missile defense system.  We can not wait around idly while our enemies build and test