Devolution for missile defense?

Devolution for missile defense?

Hayward, Steven

Perhaps, if Alaska has its way. The Alaska legislature has passed a resolution, sponsored by state Senator Robin Taylor, calling on Congress to build missile defenses to protect western states that are within range of North Korean ballistic missiles. The latest National Intelligence Estimate, an annual report on military and security vulnerabilities of the United States, curiously left out Alaska and Hawaii in its discussion of missile threats, yet a quarter of U.S. oil reserves, located on the North Slope, are vulnerable to missile attack. The Claremont Institute has been conferring with Alaska legislators on the issue and will soon publish a paper, “The Threat to Alaska and the West.”

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