Space: February 9, 2001


New President Bush is settling into power. He has lowered the bar on the key missile defense system, saying that even a system that works "way less than 95 percent" of the time is better than no defense at all. In Bush's plan, deterrence would be a balance between enough offense to destroy any aggressor and enough defense to make a potential aggressor unsure that an attack would succeed. --Stephen V Cole




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