Ballistic Missile Defense Policies and Programs, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 13, 2016   [open pdf - 687KB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 13, 2016 hearing "Ballistic Missile Defense Policies and Programs" before the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. From the statement of Brian P. McKeon: "Ballistic missiles continue to pose a significant security challenge as nations pursue efforts to make them more survivable, reliable, mobile, and accurate at greater ranges. [...] The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached by the P5+1, the EU (European Union) and Iran last summer effectively cuts off all of Iran's potential pathways to developing a nuclear warhead, thereby removing the greatest danger previously posed by Iran's ballistic missile program. At the same time, Iran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East and today can potentially reach targets throughout the region and into southeastern Europe. Iran is seeking to enhance the lethality and effectiveness of existing systems with improvements in accuracy and warhead designs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brian P. McKeon, William E. Gortney, James D. Syring, and David L. Mann.

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