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Congress Can Honor Reagan With Vote for Space Defense

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On Wednesday, retired U.S. Senator Jon Kyl marked Ronald Reagan’s 108th birthday with a call for the realization, at last, of one of the Gipper’s most important visions.

In 1983, President Reagan famously launched the Strategic Defense Initiative to develop anti-missile defenses capable of protecting the American people.

Today, our need for such protection is — if anything — even greater.

Specifically, we face emerging threats from advanced hypersonic Chinese and Russian missiles designed to overwhelm our current, modest defenses.

What is needed now is the sort of space-based layer of anti-missile systems contemplated by Mr. Reagan’s SDI program, but that was repeatedly blocked by congressional Democrats.

As Sen. Kyl noted, President Trump has resolved to provide such a defense. But he’s going to face similar opposition and needs our support to ensure that we win this one for the Gipper — and for America.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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