Executive Director John Tierney was quoted in Newsweek discussing the Trump Administration’s Missile Defense Review.
John Tierney, former chairman of the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, who now serves as executive director for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, agreed. He said Trump’s zeal to strengthen the U.S. military was based more in a “religious drive” than actual strategic value.
“There’s gotta be a point where there’s more theology than technology,” Tierney said during Thursday’s call, describing the missile program’s prospects as something that is “not going to happen technologically and could not happen financially.”
With domestic debates focusing primarily on the border wall at present, Tierney called on Congress to scrutinize the missile review “not only because it’s not a reliable system from a national security system, but because of its costs.” Read more