Trump proposes reviving Reagan-era ‘Star Wars’ missile defense program

Former President Donald Trump proposed reviving an ambitious space-based missile defense program thought up during the Reagan administration.

Speaking at a rally in Laconia, New Hampshire, Trump promised to build a “state-of-the-art missile defense system” that would cover the entirety of the United States, dubbing it the United States’s own “Iron Dome.” Adding credence to his proposal, he brought up the famous “Star Wars” missile defense program touted by former President Ronald Reagan, which was scrapped due to the technology being out of reach.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Laconia, N.H., Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

“I will build an Iron Dome over our country, a state-of-the-art missile defense shield made in the USA,” Trump declared. “We do it for other countries. We help other countries, we build, we
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