Time to Go AntiballisticCommentary by Pete du Pont
January 09, 2002
Russia and China currently have the capacity to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at an American city, and a third nation--North Korea--very nearly does. Iran and Iraq have limited-range missiles and within a few years will have ICBM capability. Libya and Syria have missile development programs. North Korea is selling its missile technology to other nations, and Iraq has substantial stockpiles of bioterrorism toxins that could be launched on a missile.