China Validates Missile Defense as a Policy and Technology

Jan 12, 2010, 14:54 ET from Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA),, has released his comments regarding the recent missile test conducted by the People's Republic of China and made the following conclusions. His comments are below:

"The Peoples Republic of China successfully deployed, launched and intercepted a missile with its debut of a self-developed missile defense system. China now becomes the 12th nation with a deployed active missile defense interceptor system protecting their homeland following South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, Israel, India, Russia and the United States. This increases existing momentum of an international movement towards missile defensive as the system is seen as an integral part of national security which increases deterrent against those nations that would threaten their homelands.

The Xinhua News Agency reported that ground-based midcourse missile interception technology was tested and that the test has achieved its expected objective. China as a premier world power substantially validates the necessity of missile defense as both a policy and a successful technology with their first missile intercept yesterday.

Growth in missile defense systems internationally is inherently apparent as it is equally apparent for our nation to lead and forge ahead in missile defense for the benefit of our nation and the world."

Riki Ellison is available for on-the-record interviews. Call Barbara Maxwell at 703-299-0060 to arrange.

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