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PSR opposes expansion of Medium Extended Air Defense System
March 18, 2013
As the Continuing Resolution winds its way through the House and Senate, it has come to our attention that the House of Representatives added $380 million for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).
According to a March 14, 2013 op-ed in The Hill by retired United States Air Force Colonel Ron Wassom, “MEADS, the multi-national medium-range missile defense program among the U.S., Italy, and Germany, has routinely been over budget and behind schedule during its 18-year history. Some estimates put the cost overruns in excess of $2 billion. Not surprisingly, in 2011 the Pentagon cancelled the planned procurement of MEADS, stating that it could not afford it in this cost-conscious budget environment.”
Proponents of MEADS claim that the U.S. withdrawal requires spending $380 million in termination costs. The truth is that the U.S. can and should terminate this program without incurring this cost. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) will be proposing an amendment to eliminate this funding and we are asking you to support this amendment. You may be aware that Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) has called MEADS a “waste of money.”
There are times when partisan politics divide us – this is not one of those times. Please support the Ayotte amendment to eliminate MEADS funding and please support the final termination of this program.
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