Getting rid of dead walruses

'Some experts have doubts about the missile shield concept," as the more cautious reporters put it.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/23/2009 12:00 am EDT

'Some experts have doubts about the missile shield concept," as the more cautious reporters put it. (That example comes from the BBC website.) A franker journalist would say that the ballistic missile defence (BMD) system that the Bush administration planned to put into Poland and the Czech Republic, and that President Barack Obama has just cancelled, has never worked and shows few signs of ever doing so.

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