If you don't have national security it won't matter what your economy is doing because you won't be able to protect your citizens and their jobsGeneral: Europe missile shield to continue Oct 29, 2008
We need to protect the United States and then to expand that protection for our deployed forces and our allies and friends in the European theaterIran missile launch renews urgency Jul 16, 2008
If we start this year, we will not have the capability in place until 2011Missile shield could be completed by 2011 Mar 16, 2007
This flight test mission is an important milestone in the project and is an example of the close coordination between the United States and Japan in ballistic missile defenseJapan, U.S. carry out joint missile test Mar 09, 2006
Henry A. Obering is a retired lieutenant general of the United States Air Force. His last assignment prior to retirement was as Director of the Missile Defense Agency.
Obering is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and joined the Air Force in 1973 after completing the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at University of Notre Dame as a distinguished graduate. Obering received his pilot wings in 1975 and flew operational assignments in the F-4E; he was later assigned to the Space Shuttle program and participated in 15 space shuttle launches as a NASA orbiter project engineer and was responsible for integrating firing room launch operations. Obering has also been assigned to tours with the Air Force Inspector General, the Defense Mapping Agency and Electronic Systems Center.
In addition to his undergraduate education, Obering is a graduate of Squadron Officer School; Stanford University, with a master of science degree in astronautical engineering; Air Command and Staff College; and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.