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House Proceeding 09-25-09 on Sep 25th, 2009 :: 1:41:15 to 1:44:30
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Michael R. Turner

1:41:12 to 1:41:33( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: down the future when we don't have the ability to repair that situation. mr. turner: thank you, representative bishop, i preciate your tenacity on this and advocacy for national defense. a recap of the time frame, this administration scrapped a plan that would have provided missile defense capability to the united

Michael R. Turner

1:41:15 to 1:44:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael R. Turner

Michael R. Turner

1:41:34 to 1:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: states mainland from europe that would have been available as early as 2013. all of our intelligence agencies are indicating that by 2015 iran could have missile defense missile technology to reach the united states. that's why we needed that missile defense technology in 2013. they were going to have icbm capability by 2015.

Michael R. Turner

1:41:58 to 1:42:18( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: the international atomic agency says just last week iran already has the capability of producing a nuclear weapon. when we are talking about 2015 and they are having icbm capabilities to reach the united states, we are talking about a missile perhaps with a nuclear warhead this. administration scraps that plan and instead propose as plan that will not be available until 2020. by all the information we have

Michael R. Turner

1:42:19 to 1:42:39( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: right now, this administration's action has a five-year gap that has d time period where the administration is accepting capabilityy iran without having the missile defense technology to protect the united states. what else are we hearing from iran? today there was an announcement that iran has a covert uranium enrichment facility.

Michael R. Turner

1:42:40 to 1:43:01( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: this should come as no surprise. this is a country had a has continued to seek missile technology and nuclear technology and nuclear capability. we understand that iran is not just trying to do this for civilian purposes. actually represents a threat to the united states. and that's why people have been such an advocate to ensure that this country has the appropriate missile defense technology to

Michael R. Turner

1:43:02 to 1:43:22( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: protect the country. so the administration responds and says it's not just 2020. we have capability in alaska. that will be our backup plan. we can use our missiles in alaska to protect the united states from iran. the problem with that is that this administration through this house just this year caught alaska's missile defense capability -- cut alaska's

Michael R. Turner

1:43:23 to 1:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: missile defense capabilities by a third. we would have had ourure peaian capability and alaskan capability perhaps for multiple shots that could have occurred in order to protect this country from iran's quest for an icbm with it now said by the i.e.a. to have nuclear capability. instead this administration says we are taking europe off the

Michael R. Turner

1:43:45 to 1:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: table, rely on what we have, and take our last ability and cut it by a third. . it puts our country at risk. the administration should proceed with supporting our allies in nato, supporting the czech republic and poland who have been there for us and put

Michael R. Turner

1:44:07 to 1:44:27( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: this system in place protecting the united states. now, the president said that the system that he is doing is more cost-effective. there is a report -- i have an unclassified version of it, independent assessment of the proposed deployment of ballistic missile defense system in europe. this report said that the most cost-effective plan was the one

Michael R. Turner

1:44:28 to 1:44:31( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: he just scrapped. i am going to end with reading a letter that i sent to

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