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The U.S. national missile defense system, better known as Ground-based Midcourse Defense, or GMD, is designed as a defense against a limited nuclear strike.

This system has a failing test record — 58% — and that is when it’s tested under ideal and unrealistic conditions. It is irresponsible to make further deployment decisions until tests can prove the system’s effectiveness.  

Council for a Livable World believes that YES, the United States should halt further deployment of a national missile defense system until it is successfully tested under realistic conditions and proven effective. Learn more