Feb 08 2016

Shelby Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

WASHINGTON, DC – Sunday, February 07, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement condemning North Korea’s illegal rocket launch and highlighting the importance of modernizing and expanding America's homeland missile defense system:

"The North Korean regime continues to expand and improve its missile and nuclear programs. Yesterday’s launch underscores the critical importance of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system.  If North Korea ever foolishly decides to launch a missile at the United States, the GMD system will protect the American people and our homeland."

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