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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

ICYMI: REP. LIEU’S OP-ED FEATURED IN THE HILL - “N. Korea threat makes work on game-changing missile defense technology a priority"

August 22, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ICYMI: REP. LIEU’S OP-ED FEATURED IN THE HILL
“N. Korea threat makes work on game-changing missile defense technology a priority”

Online at The Hill, Mr. Lieu writes about the threat of North Korea and the need for the U.S. to create a robust missile defense system.

Seventy-five years ago, our nation embarked on the Manhattan Project to create weapons of mass destruction. The threat from North Korea shows we need another Manhattan Project to stop such weapons.”

“Despite the growing North Korean threat, the U.S. government is neglecting to adequately invest in game-changing technology. While the House of Representatives has wisely increased overall missile defense spending this year, there is no national effort; programs to fund “directed energy” projects are a small fraction of what we spent on the Manhattan Project.”

“For over 20 years, we have been staring at the chess board as North Korea carved itself a queen. The smart move now is not to launch a risky offensive—but to put our own new piece on the board that can neutralize theirs.”

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The Full Text of the The Hill piece can be found HERE.

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