Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following statement with regard to the Obama Administration's decision to deploy more interceptors for the national missile defense system.
"The Obama Administration's decision to deploy more interceptors for the national missile defense system is welcome news after four years of devastating missile defense cuts by this Administration. Now in the face of growing nuclear and missile threats from unstable regimes in North Korea and Iran, President Obama's reverse course decision will cost the American taxpayer more money and upset our allies.
Four years ago, the Obama Administration began to unilaterally disarm our defenses and deterrent in the hope our enemies would follow suit. But hope is not a defense strategy. President Obama is finally realizing what President Reagan taught us 30 years ago -- the best way to keep the peace is through strength."