We now see that due process and the rule of law for the accused is nowhere to be seen when leftist politicians are joined by a leftist media to broadcast unsubstantiated rumors and statements to the nation. They know full well that the court of public opinion they have set out to influence can be mightier than a real court of law.
"Toward a cost-effective ballistic missile defense" (Web, Sept. 19) is important and factually accurate, but sadly is unlikely to change U.S. policy. As the director general for U.K. cooperation with the SDI program, I worked closely with the first three directors of the American program: James Abrahamson, George Monahan and Henry Cooper. We all agreed that the only effective ABM defense would have to be space-based.