Senate Considers Missile Defense Program
WAP2001072408 - 24 JULY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Douglas Feith, Under Secretary for Defense Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense testifies during a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing discussing the Bush administration's missile defense program and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty July 24, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. cc/rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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