Image Copyright: Missile Defense Agency/DOD
By Wyatt Olson
Copyright: Stars and Stripes
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Pentagon has yet to explain how it can save a beleaguered missile intercept program intended to defend against ballistic attacks by nations such as North Korea and Iran, a report by a government watchdog agency says.
The Government Accountability Office examined a 2013 report by the Department of Defense purporting to explain how the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program could become viable. In the past three tests of the system — two in 2010 and one last year — failures plagued the so-called “kill vehicle” that detaches, detects and destroys the threat.