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Former President Bill Clinton declined to make a decision before leaving office about whether the U.S. should move forward with a missile defense program. A panel talks about President George W. Bush’s declared intention to proceed, despite the disapproval of much of the rest of the world, including U.S. allies.
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- Gill Bates senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
- Joseph Cirincione President, Ploughshares Fund
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