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Key Issues Missile Defense Issues

High costs, reliability, legality, and public perception are all issues surrounding missile defense systems. Research these issues here.


Figure 13

Past and Projected Resources for Missile Defense Investment

(Billions of 2009 dollars)

Fiscal Year

Source: Congressional Budget Office, The Long-Term Implications of the Fiscal Year 2009 Future Years Defense Program.

Note: FYDP = Future Years Defense Program.