The defense appropriation also includes $ 10 billion for systems to protect against ballistic missiles.
Offer the longer-term goal of eliminating the threat posed by ballistic missiles to all the people of the globe.
Over the same period, the Soviet Union built 4 new classes of submarine-launched ballistic missiles and over 60 new missile submarines.
At sea, SM-3 missiles would be launched from Aegis destroyers, to intercept incoming ballistic missiles.
Under the UN agreement after the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam is allowed to develop only short-range ballistic missiles.