Missile Defense Funds Modest
Missile defense funding accounts for only a minuscule fraction of total federal spending, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) stated.
While MDAA expressed gratitude to President Bush and Congress for increasing missile defense funding for several years, it also is true that missile defense funding accounts for just 2.1 percent of the the total defense budget, and a much smaller fraction of overall federal spending, MDAA noted.
But the need for missile defense, to protect U.S. cities from catastrophic harm, is critical, the group stated. “We believe, with strong conviction, that money spent on missile defense will help insure our society to prosper and have freedoms that our forefathers created, so that we and our future generations can also have those freedoms,” MDAA concluded.