Maine Off List For Possible Ballistic Missile Defense Site on East Coast

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    Pentagon: Maine site too expensive, remote for missile defense

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    MDA said the decision was made after extensive surveys of the potential Maine site, the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Facility, known as SERE East.

    “The (Maine) site presented irreversible environmental impacts, significant constructability concerns, and extensive costs associated with developing infrastructure in a remote area,” MDA said in a statement.

    The Pentagon said in January 2014 that it would conduct environmental impact studies for the four possible missile defense sites in line with a directive from Congress in 2013.

    The Missile Defense Agency reiterated on Friday that current interceptors on the West Coast would be able to defend the country against missile attacks from countries such as North Korea and Iran. U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern about Iran’s efforts to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    https://bangordailynews.com/2016/01...ite-too-expensive-remote-for-missile-defense/
     
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