Trump admin. unveils new missile defense plan

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:45 AM PT — Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Trump administration is unveiling its new strategy to protect the U.S. and it allies from missile threats.

While speaking at Pentagon Thursday morning, President Trump said “today marks a new era in America’s missile defense program.”

President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

He outlined a number of changes that will be made to the country’s defense capabilities, noting that the goal is to be able to detect and destroy any missile launched against the U.S.

President Trump also said America must recognize space is a new war fighting domain and create a space-based missile defense system.

The president added, that while the U.S. would terminate any missile launches from hostile powers, he insists on fair burden sharing with our allies.

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