The US government wants to protect against the "New threats" The rocket defense sign derived from the Reagan-Time also took a lot of friendly and Allied Lander
The military security strategy of the US government is to be primarily on the new threat of terrorists and states that are hostile to the USA. They became weapons of mass destruction, which there was also early, do not understand as the last resource, but as an option and also use the US and their Allies when they are owned by appropriate far-reaching missiles. From this, the US government leads the need for praventive attack wars with a corresponding organizational and technical transformation of the troops, the integration of (smaller) nuclear weapons in the military options and the construction of a global missile defense.
A factsheet of "National Policy On Ballistic Missile Defense" Has the white house published a week ago. Moreover, the missile defense is treated in the Secret National Security Presidential Directive / NSPD-23, which, however, already on 16. December of US Prassident Bush has been signed. There, how the Washington Times reports, called some details that are missing in the public version. For example, North Korea – apparently not called Iraq – as the main threat, which is required to develop a comprehensive missile defense system and to install it soon soon. That was already before the 11.9. An expensive investment project favorite Kind the Bush Government that is followed by Reagan-Time. During the Clinton Prassidee, the project was more likely to come on the edge.