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Pentagon Halts Work on Directed-Energy Beam to Stop Enemy Missiles

4 Sep 2019
Military.com | By Oriana Pawlyk

The Pentagon is shelving a directed-energy program it was hoping to use in space to destroy enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles in their boost phase.

Dr. Mike Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, told audiences at the 2019 Defense News Conference that the Defense Department is "deferring work on neutral particle beams indefinitely."
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"It's just not near enough term," he said Wednesday at the conference outside Washington, D.C.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/04/pentagon-halts-work-directed-energy-beam-stop-enemy-missiles.html
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