NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998 (House of Representatives - June 19, 1997)
- Mr. UNDERWOOD. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of H.R. 1119...
- I am grateful for the assistance of members of the committee and their staff in including two other important provisions. I have long been concerned that my district, and other U.S. territories, have not been given serious consideration during Theater Missile Defense planning and ultimately, National Missile Defense planning. I am encouraged by the cooperation I received from Chairman Weldon to ensure that this does not continue. While Guam may be an unlikely target for any nation that developed the capabilities and possessed the will, the time to ensure proper protection for the territories is now, during the development phase, not when the United States is deploying a system...
- Mr. Chairman, though there may be individual concerns for each Member of this House, I urge my colleagues to support this measure and vote for H.R. 1119.