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House Proceeding 09-25-09 on Sep 25th, 2009 :: 1:27:00 to 1:29:25
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Michael R. Turner

1:26:57 to 1:27:17( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: benefit from it in the long run. and i appreciate you for bringing that particular issue up. mr. turner: and one of the things i find fascinating about this administration's funding request is that they've cut ground base missiles in alaska. they've cut the ground base missiles that were planned to go into europe.

Michael R. Turner

1:27:00 to 1:29:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael R. Turner

Michael R. Turner

1:27:18 to 1:27:38( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: they've done so by trying to sell that they're committed to it and in their plan that they put out upon canceling the system in europe they said we're going to invest more heavily in the systems. . if they say they are going to do

Michael R. Turner

1:27:39 to 1:27:59( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: it we would think here in this body the legislation would reflect the administration's commitment to that. although the administration has talked about increasing it, and added $9 million in the budget. we are not seeing the increases reflected in the budget. for example in f.y. 2010 te

Michael R. Turner

1:28:00 to 1:28:21( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: budget acquires less aegis sm-3 intercepters than the initially projected f.y. 2009. what does that mean? it means in f.y. 2009 when the budget came through this house, there was a certain level of purchases that had been indicated for this sm-3 intercepters. what did the administration do? they came in asking for less.

Michael R. Turner

1:28:22 to 1:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: the 2009 budget said 20 additional sm-3's would be requested. yet the budget requests only 18. intercepters to 329 within five years. say that again. the budget documents indicate that the sm-3 inventory is supposed to grow from 133 intercepters, what we currently

Michael R. Turner

1:28:46 to 1:29:06( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: have, to 329 within five years. where will the additional sm-3 come from in the out years? if so, what other programs are going to be squeezed? how are they going to grow when they are buying less than what was proposed? where's the big request for the additional ones? the f.y. 2010 budget indicates three additionaled that

Michael R. Turner

1:29:07 to 1:29:25( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: batteries will be acquired. the budget requests no funds for additionaled that -- additional thad radars. so for the administration to say we are not against missile defense, we are not eliminating missile defense, we are just shifting focus, they are not shifting focus. they are not even buying what

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