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U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesman
Press Statement

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Press Statement by M. Lee McClenny, Acting Spokesman
July 23, 1999

National Missile Defense (NMD) System

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright strongly believes and has stated that any NMD (National Missile Defense) system that the United States may decide to deploy needs to provide protection for every part of all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

We do not comment on specific advice given to the Secretary, but a press report today about advice given to her on this subject is totally inaccurate.

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