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The Missile Defense Agency
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. Our workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. We are focused on retaining and recruiting a dedicated workforce interested in supporting our national security.
As we develop, test, and field an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the MDA works closely with the Combatant Commanders (e.g. Pacific Command, Northern Command, etc.) who will rely on the system to protect the United States, our forward deployed forces, and our friends and allies from hostile ballistic missile attack. We work with the Combatant Commanders to ensure that we develop a robust BMDS technology and development program to address the challenges of an evolving threat. We are also steadily increasing our international cooperation by supporting mutual security interests in missile defense.
The MDA is committed to maximizing the mission assurance and cost effectiveness of our management and operations through continuous process improvement.

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Comment by Ross Wolf
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The U.S. integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System is not affective at stopping a large numbers of missiles entering the U.S. which would be the case if launched by a major power. Small nations that support terrorism are a greater concern: Iran for example knows if they fire a nuclear missile at any country, they will be retaliated against. The greater Iran nuclear threat is small nukes Iran can covertly provide foreign and domestic terrorists in America, Britain and Israel, e.g. to al Qaeda. Because small nukes have a limited scope of damage compared to big nukes, it is foreseeable Terrorists in the United States and other western countries might in intervals explode small nukes to destroy their economy and to terrorize Governments and their Citizens with the indefinite prospect of more nuke attacks. Iran would of course, deny having provided terrorists nukes: It is foreseeable fearful Americans would stop investing, stop buying products except needed to live and the stock market would plummet causing huge unemployment.

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