Trump's ambitious Missile Defence Review will likely fuel weapons race, experts say

President Donald Trump's plans to upgrade the ability of the US to defend itself from missile attacks are ambitious - but they will also be very expensive and even technically unfeasible, analysts say.
President Donald Trump's plans to upgrade the ability of the US to defend itself from missile attacks are ambitious - but they will also be very expensive and even technically unfeasible, analysts say.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said the goal is simple: To ensure that the United States can detect and destroy any missile launched against it "anywhere, anytime, anyplace".

He was talking about the country's first Missile Defence Review (MDR) since 2010, which he unveiled on Thursday (Jan 17) during a visit to the Pentagon.

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