News Briefings

DoD News Briefing

Thursday, July 27, 2000 - 2:45 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD PA

Q: Ken, it's been three weeks since the NMD failure. Have there any preliminary decisions -- been any preliminary decisions? And are we going to get a briefing anytime soon on why it didn't separate from the booster?

Bacon: I'll talk to General Kadish about that. He, of course, has been working hard to complete his work on the Defense (sic) [Deployment] Readiness Review, and that should be done relatively soon. And I will see if there's anything that we can do to bring you up to date on the causes of the failure.

Q: Could you fill is in in any way on what the preliminary causes or and what --

Bacon: I can't. I can't beyond what he said the night it happened.