Investor's Business Daily thanks the Gipper for having the forsight and fortitude to start the work developing the dream of defensive anti-missile technology. As shown this week in the US Navy's destruction of an aging, decayed orbit spy satellite with dangerous chemicals aboard, it is most definitely possible to "hit a bullet with a bullet." The SM-3 missile launched from the guided missile cruiser Lake Erie hit the satellite precisely in the hydrazine fuel tank at a combined closing speed of over 22,000 miles per hour 133 miles above our heads.
A number of people have expressed tehir doubts over the years, but this was no test -this was a real life scenario, and we were completely successful. Our Chinese and Russian friends were most certainly watching, as well as their Iranian and North Korean associates.