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  • As Noah noted earlier today, one major boost-phase program is already in the crosshairs: the laser-equipped Boeing 747 that is supposed to zap missiles out of the sky as they rise from the launch pad.

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  • She, and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), restored $150 million to Pentagon boost-phase missile defense programs, $48 million for future missile defense systems - including space sensors, $12 million more for sea-based sensors, and language to allow $160 million for the highly controversial European missile defense plan.

    DEMOCRATS DO IT AGAIN - THIS TIME IT'S "MISSILE DEFENSE"

  • According to the Russians, the Topol-M has high-speed solid-fuel boosters that rapidly lift the missile into the atmosphere, making boost-phase interception impossible unless one is located practically next door to the launcher.

    Peace, order and good government, eh?: January 2005 Archives

  • If in fact we worked on out with the Russians that we could amend the ABM treaty to allow a boost-phase intercept -- that's a fancy phrase for saying when someone goes to launch a missile that you shoot before it gets high and fast, you shoot it from behind, like a heat-sinking missile and kill it, well, that kind of system would not threaten the existing arsenals in China and/or in Russia.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2001

  • There's a real question -- terminal intercept is the most difficult kind of ABM system and we should have been exploring all these years other things like boost-phase intercept.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Clinton Delivers Speech on National Missile Defense - September 1, 2000

  • I've been suggesting that the administration should have been looking at boost-phase and actually space-based use of lasers all along, but they've opposed it.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Clinton Delivers Speech on National Missile Defense - September 1, 2000

  • And theater missile defense, for a variety of technical reasons, cannot deal with an ICBM -- or at least we're not sure, we don't have any reason for confidence that we could develop a system of, say -- just for example, since it's been in the news -- theater-based boost-phase intercept, in anything like the time frame in which this threat is maturing.

    Press Briefing By Deputy Secretary Of State Strobe Talbott

  • In addition, the Administration stopped the plan to expand the only boost-phase missile defense program left-

    The Foundry

  • In addition, the Administration stopped the plan to expand the only boost-phase missile defense program left-

    The Foundry

  • While air-launched boost-phase intercept (BPI) seems viable for the Americans to take down

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