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Senate Democrats Publicly Talk East Coast Missile Shield

Capitol_BuildingSome Senate Democrats have begun discussing the proposed East Coast missile shield as if it will happen after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s recent threats, Defense News reports.

John Bennett writes Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) discussed the construction of the site without a qualifier to deem it a proposal Wednesday during a House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee hearing.

Garamendi also asked Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, head of the Missile Defense Agency, how much funds a site would need in the fiscal year 2014 defense spending bill.

Republicans in the Armed Services Committee plan to set aside $250 million in that bill to construct the site and recently asked the House Appropriations Committee to go along with that amount, Bennett reports.

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