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U.S. Needs Better Missile Defense for a Scarier Nuclear Age

It’s a threat that should be taken more seriously.

On target?

On target?

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In the last few weeks, the world has become a measurably more dangerous place. The apparent collapse of the North Korea talks, U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear pact, Russia’s threat to shoot down U.S. planes over Syria, and China’s placement of anti-ship and anti-air missiles on its manufactured islands in the South China Sea have all pushed the needle one tick closer to the unthinkable: nuclear war.

So now, more than ever, is the time to think about it — and plan for it.