Statement By Governor George W. Bush Regarding Missile Defense:

Saturday, July 08, 2000

"While last night's test is a disappointment, I remain confident that, given the right leadership, America can develop an effective missile defense system. In view of the potential threat we face from an accidental launch or an attack from a rogue nation, the United States must press forward to develop and deploy a missile defense system. Development of a missile defense system will be a priority in my Administration."