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The whole point of such a shield is to put a robust deterrent in place. An effective system discourages threats by convincing potential enemies that there is no point investing in trying to overwhelm our defenses.
The minimal approach pursued by the administration does just the opposite: It encourages them to try harder. In an increasingly dangerous world, why take that chance?
Ed Feulner is president of the Heritage Foundation (heritage.org).
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