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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

Missile Defense

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May 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 30, the Missile Defense Agency successfully tested a Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) against a "complex, threat-representative ICBM target" for the first time in history. The target ICBM was launched from the Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein Atoll and intercepted from our GBI field on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Congressman Franks said of the test:

March 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Friday morning, above the border between Israel and Syria, the Arrow-2 missile was fired in combat for the first time since its design and production, successfully intercepting a Syrian anti-air missile fired at Israeli warplanes which had destroyed a convoy bearing arms to Hezbollah. Congressman Franks, Chairman of the Missile Defense Caucus in Congress released the following statement:

May 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week the House Armed Services Committee marked up the National Defense Authorization Act, the single piece of legislation the committee considers each fiscal year. Congressman Trent Franks offered several amendments to the legislation. Several of his amendments passed and were added to the NDAA, which will be debated on the House Floor later this month.

April 13, 2016 Trent's Blog

As the Obama Administration continues to ignore the growing, existential threat posed by Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) technology in the hands of a terrorist enemy such as Iran and ISIS or in the hands of a more conventionally armed but equally psychotic North Korea, and in light of the Senate Democrats’ continued intransigence in blocking important Homeland Security legislation, it is incumbent upon the United States Congress to double-down on our proven Missile Defense technology.

February 10, 2016 Trent's Blog

Years from now, historians will write with confusion and wonder that Wendy Sherman, architect of the North Korean nuclear deal under President Clinton, was employed by the Obama Administration to negotiate the Iranian nuclear deal. 

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