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6:11 PM, Sep 1, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, director of the Missile Defense Agency, held a press conference late this afternoon on the successful anti-missile test conducted earlier today.

I believe that the course that we've taken overall has been the right one, which is -- remember, we had no defense against these weapons. We had no defense in the United States against a long-range missile that was launched at the United States, we had no defense for many, many years. And so this is the first time that we've been able to demonstrate a capability that we do have, in fact, using the operational configurations of the interceptors, the operational radars, the operational fire control system.

The entire transcript may be found here.